WATCH: Novak Djokovic smashes his racket in anger during bronze medal match
Novak Djokovic took his frustrations out on the net after smashing his racket during his bronze medal match defeat to Pablo Carreno Busta.
The Serbian fought back from a set down to level proceedings at one set apiece, though Carreno Busta started the third set impressively to lead 3-0.
With his chances of a bronze medal slipping away, Djokovic let his frustrations get the better of him as he smashed his racket at the change of ends.
It's safe to say Novak Djokovic is not a happy man in the men's singles bronze medal match. 👀
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 31, 2021
Before smashing his racket in the third set, the world number one had already launched his racket into the stands earlier on in the contest.
Djokovic just threw his racket all the way into the first concourse of the stands in frustration. It’s still sitting there pic.twitter.com/1Blrlod7Dn
— D'Arcy Maine (@darcymaine_espn) July 31, 2021
Bizarrely, Djokovic has a history of becoming angry in his contests against the Spaniard after hitting a line judge in the 2020 US Open, which caused the Serbian to be defaulted.
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