Novak Djokovic expected to come home from the London Olympics with a medal. After losing to eventual gold medalist Andy Murray in the men’s singles semifinal, Djokovic suffered a disappointing loss to Juan Martin Del Potro in the bronze medal match. According to fellow countryman and president of the Serbian Olympic Committee Vlade Divac, Djokovic was pretty hard on himself following the disappointing performance.
“I never saw anyone have such energy to fight for a medal for Serbia,” Divac told Vesti Online in an interview that was translated by Drop Shot Dispatch. “It is contagious. After the match I came to him. You know what he was doing? He was so miserable, he was cutting up his racquets with a saw. That is not someone who doesn’t care about the result.”
Divac was upset with the performances of the Serbian athletes in London, but he praised Djokovic and swimmer Milorad Cavic for giving it their all and competing at a high level. Novak’s sawed-up racquets can certainly attest to the fact that he wanted to win.
Racquet tap to Deadspin