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DEVELOPING Djokovic crashes out against Del Potro in first round at Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia leaves in tears after crashing out in the first round of the Olympic tournament, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2) against Argentina‘s Juan Martin del Potro.

The former US Open champion Del Potro, who was stuck in an elevator for 40 minutes in the athletes‘ village in the morning, clinched the big win on second match point with a little help from the netcord after 2 hours 27 minutes.

The two embraced at the net and the tears then flowed as the disappointed Djokovic failed again in his bid for the elusive gold. He completed a career garnd slam at the French Open in June but then suffered a surprise defeat in the third round of Wimbledon.

Unseeded Del Potro meanwhile cried tears of joy after the monumental win, only his fourth in the 15th meeting with Djokovic. He fired 41 winners to Djokovic‘s 24 and also had the upper hand in unforced errors, 24-32.

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