Novak Djokovic's first-round Olympic exit has left Serbia in tears, not only the No. 1 tennis player.
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic offered on Monday a few words of consolation: "Thank you Novak!"
Vucic says Djokovic's tears "show how much he loves his country ... I thank him for everything he has done for Serbia."
Djokovic can still win a medal for Serbia at the Olympics in Brazil as he plays doubles with Nenad Zimonjic.
Representing Serbia means a lot to Djokovic, who led his country to a Davis Cup title and carried its flag at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games.
(AP file photo/David Goldman)
Here's a tweet from Djokovic from early Sunday morning:
He won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.