Pablo Carreño Busta gave the thirteenth Olympic medal to Spanish tennis. It was a Bronze in Tokyo 2020 although the special flavor will be given by snatching it from the hands of the world number one, Novak Djokovic.
The image of Novak Djokovic nervous, out of control, throwing his rackets on the ground was the summary of his last hours in Japan.
Although it was difficult for him to close the game taking advantage of his sixth match point, world number 11 won 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 6-3 and he joined a list of illustrious names that gave Spain a medal in an Olympic game.
-Manuel Santana (Mexico 1968) * Exhibition
-Rafael Nadal (Beijing 2008)
-Rafael Nadal / Marc López (Rio de Janeiro 2016)
-Manuel Orantes (Mexico 1968) * Exhibition
-Juan Gisbert / Manuel Santana (Mexico 1968) * Exhibition
-Emilio Sánchez / Sergio Casal (Seoul 1988)
-Jordi Arrese (Barcelona 1992)
-Arantxa Sánchez / Conchita Martínez (Barcelona 1992)
-Sergi Bruguera (Atlanta 1996)
-Arantxa Sánchez (Atlanta 1996)
-Conchita Martínez / Virginia Ruano (Athens 2004)
-Anabel Medina / Virginia Ruano (Beijing 2008)
-Arantxa Sánchez (Barcelona 1992)
-Arantxa Sánchez / Conchita Martínez (Atlanta 1996)
-Àlex Corretja / Albert Costa (Sydney 2000)
-Pablo Carreño (Tokyo 2020)