Olympics nirvana for Bencic, Svitolina, Carreno Busta; Djokovic loses and leaves

The tennis on Saturday felt more like the Olympics we know and love, with amazing scenes as Belinda Bencic, Elina Svitolina and Pablo Carreno Busta were overcome with emotion after winning medals. Catherine, David and Matt talk through it all. 

Will this be a springboard for Bencic or could this be the pinnacle of her career? Does Elena Rybakina have a problem with closing out matches? What is it about Carreno Busta’s game which gets under Novak Djokovic’s skin? Should Djokovic have played his mixed doubles match? Will his defeats this week make him more vulnerable at the US Open? And in what way did Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani’s bronze for Brazil embody the Olympic spirit? 

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