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Novak Djokovic’s Racket Ends Up Just Like His Golden Slam Dreams, In Absolute Ruins

The Serbian superstar's racket received the brunt of his temper tantrum during his loss to Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta in the bronze medal match.

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic smashed his racket to smithereens during his Tokyo Olympics loss to Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta in the bronze medal match Saturday.

The Serbian slammed his racket into the net post after Carreño Busta broke his serve.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo Games men's singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spa
Serbia's Novak Djokovic smashes his racket during his Tokyo Games men's singles tennis match for the bronze medal against Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 31.

He’d earlier launched a racket into the stands.

Good thing there were no fans present.

Djokovic’s antics earned him a verbal warning from the umpire.

His defeat in Friday’s semifinal to Germany’s Alexander Zverev ended his dreams of winning a Golden Slam — when the Olympic gold accompanies victories at the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon in the same year.

Djokovic won the Australian and French Opens and Wimbledon this year and will compete in the U.S. Open that starts in August.

After the defeat, Djokovic withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze medal match with teammate Nina Stojanovic, citing a shoulder injury. It handed Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and John Peers the place on the podium.