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Rio 2016: Djokovic left court in tears after losing to del Potro
Top seeded Novak Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, had more unforced errors than winners: 32-26. The Serb, who will be 33 at the 2020 Olympics, called this "one of the toughest losses in my life." It is a stunning loss that leaves him waiting four more long years for a chance at an Olympic singles gold medal.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Novak Djokovic of Serbia shows his emotion as he waves to the crowd after his defeat against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in their singles match on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, raises his arms after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, returns to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, returns to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, right, is embraced by Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, after del Potro won in two tie break sets at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reaches down as he carefully tries to direct a moth away during his match against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, cries after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, compliments Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, on his return at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, raises his arms after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after losing a point to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, cries after defeating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A pickup truck lays destroyed next to a house damaged by a mudslide in Xaltepec, on the mountainous north of Puebla state, Mexico, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. The death toll from the remnants of Hurricane Earl grows to more than 30 in Mexico as a new tropical storm forms off the country's Pacific Coast. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, right, is embraced by Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, after del Potro won in two tie break sets at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Fans cheer for Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during his match against Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after winning a point against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the men's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Rio 2016: Djokovic left court in tears after losing to del Potro

Top seeded Novak Djokovic, a 12-time major champion, had more unforced errors than winners: 32-26. The Serb, who will be 33 at the 2020 Olympics, called this "one of the toughest losses in my life." It is a stunning loss that leaves him waiting four more long years for a chance at an Olympic singles gold medal.

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