After cruising through the opening few rounds of the men's singles competition at the 2020 Olympics, it seemed inevitable that a gold medal would soon be hanging around Novak Djokovic's neck.
However, following a couple of disastrous days in Tokyo, the world No. 1 is returning home without a medal at all after losing to Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta in the bronze medal match on Saturday.
The Serbian lost in three sets 4-6 7-6 3-6 to the world No. 11 at the Ariake Tennis Centre Court.
Coming into the Olympics, Djokovic had been attempting to win what would've been a historic 'Golden Slam' in men's tennis.
A 'Golden Slam' consists of winning all four grand slams and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.
Steffi Graf is the only tennis player -- male or female -- to complete the feat when she did it in 1988.
However, defeat on Friday to Alexander Zverev in the semifinal dashed those hopes.
Djokovic had a chance of taking home some silverware in mixed doubles. However, he and fellow Serbian Nina Stojanovic withdrew, meaning Ashleigh Barty and John Peers of Australia claimed the bronze via walkover.
It is Australia’s sixth ever Olympic medal in tennis -- and first since Alicia Molik claimed bronze in the women’s singles competition at Athens 2004.