Fourth Seed Zverev’s Dashes Djokovic’s Golden Slam Hopes At The Olympics
Fourth seed Alexander Zverev has ended the title hope of Novak Djokovic’s as he edged the world number one opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the Olympics men’s singles semi-finals on Friday.
Zverev will play against Russian Karen Khachanov on Sunday for final.
In this calendar year, the Serbian star had won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon trophies but could break the jinx to win the Olympic singles title.
But his attempt to make history came to a close as Zverev over powered him in a stunning display.
It was yet more heartbreak for the 20-time Grand Slam champion at the Olympics, where his best result is a bronze medal in 2008.
He lost to eventual winner Andy Murray in the semi-finals in London nine years ago, and was in tears after a first-round exit to Juan Martin del Potro at the 2016 Rio Games.
Zverev is looking to become the first German to win singles gold since Graf in Seoul after winning 10 of the last 11 games against Djokovic.