Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam bid

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

TOKYO (AP) With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on Alexander Zverev's shoulder as his German opponent and friend consoled him.

"I told him that he's the greatest of all time," Zverev said. "I know that he was chasing history."

Djokovic, the top-ranked Serb who had seemed invincible in all of the biggest tournaments this year, lost to Zverev 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.

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2021 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 12,113
2 D. Medvedev 10,370
3 R. Nadal 8,270
4 S. Tsitsipas 8,030
5 A. Zverev 7,340
6 D. Thiem 7,340
7 A. Rublev 6,005
8 M. Berrettini 5,488
9 R. Federer 4,215
10 D. Shapovalov 3,625
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2021 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Barty 9,635
2 N. Osaka 7,336
3 A. Sabalenka 6,965
4 S. Kenin 5,640
5 B. Andreescu 5,331
6 E. Svitolina 5,125
7 K. Pliskova 4,975
8 I. Swiatek 4,695
9 G. Muguruza 4,165
10 S. Halep 4,115
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