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Djokovic upset, Murray brothers bounced in men’s tennis tournaments

Tennis - Olympics: Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts after victory against Novak Djokovic of Serbia 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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Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro likely woke up believing that he men’s tennis match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked player, would be the only challenge he would face Sunday. Unfortunately for Del Potro that wasn’t the case, as he was stuck in an elevator for nearly an hour Sunday morning.

But to his credit Del Potro didn’t allow that incident to mess up his day, and by the end of it he’s managed to upset Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2). Next up for Del Potro is Portugal’s Joao Sousa, who eliminated Robin Haase of the Netherlands in straight sets.

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Djokovic wasn’t the only highly-ranked player to experience defeat Sunday, with the Williams sisters losing in the first round of the women’s doubles tournament and Andy Murray bowing out in men’s doubles. Murray, representing Great Britain with brother Jamie, lost in straight sets to Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci and Andre Sa. Bellucci and Sa won the match 7-6 (6), 7-6 (14), and they’ll look to ride the home support to another win when they take on Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi Monday.