‘It was going to be hard for him,’ Carreno Busta recalls how he beat Novak Djokovic in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics

Spanish star Pablo Carreno Busta earned his biggest career win when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the third-place match at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Three years later, the 32-year-old recalls the tactics he used to defeat the Serbian, days after being included in the Spanish Tennis Team to play at the Paris Olympics.

Djokovic had arrived for the Tokyo Olympics to achieve a Golden Slam. He had won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon and was seen as a favorite. But, he will leave without a medal and would need weeks to recover after a draining performance in extreme conditions.