In a surprising turn of events, top seed and world number one Novak Djokovic suffered a crushing defeat against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti in the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters. Despite clinching the opener, Djokovic lost serve seven times, struggling to find his rhythm in the windy conditions on Court Rainier III. The match was also disrupted by a rain delay with the score at 1-1 in the deciding set. Following the resumption of play, Musetti secured the decisive break in the seventh game of the final set to win 4-6 7-5 6-4, causing an emotional reaction from the 21-year-old Italian. Djokovic had saved three match points before eventually succumbing to defeat in a thrilling two-hour and 54-minute contest. Musetti’s reward is a quarter-final showdown with fellow compatriot Jannik Sinner. The reigning champion Stefanos Tsitsipas also won his match against Nicolas Jarry, and will now face Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, world number four Casper Ruud suffered elimination against Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff, and Andrey Rublev beat fellow Russian Karen Khachanov. Denmark’s Holger Rune was also awarded a walkover victory against the injured 2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini.
Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic Upset in Shocking Loss
- 6 May 2023
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