Novak Djokovic’s poor run continues, crashes out of Monte Carlo Masters
Novak Djokovic joined number one Andy Murray and third seed Stan Wawrinka in suffering an early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters, the first main clay court lead-up event to the French Opentennis Updated: Apr 22, 2017 01:30 IST
Second seed Novak Djokovic fell 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 on Friday to David Goffin at the Monte Carlo Masters to join a growing list of high-profile upset victims.
The Serb joined number one Andy Murray and third seed Stan Wawrinka in suffering an early exit at the first main clay court lead-up event to the French Open where Djokovic is the defending champion.
Goffin will play either nine-time champion Rafael Nadal or Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman for a place in Sunday’s final.
Belgian 10th seed Goffin needed five match points to defeat Djokovic having lost all of his previous five meetings against the 12-time Grand Slam champion.
First Published: Apr 21, 2017 23:43 IST