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Tearful Djokovic loses final but wins a crowd's affection

On a curious Sunday night in New York came a coup not a coronation. A lanky Russian rose and an unconquerable Serb was overthrown. Tennis' toughest man was turned into a tragic figure and a rowdy crowd fell for him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2021, with the headline 'Tearful Djokovic loses final but wins a crowd's affection'. Subscribe