, author: Ermakova M.

Novak Djokovic says goodbye to Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo

The Serb misses a great opportunity to distance himself from Alcaraz in the rankings.

The first racket of the world Novak Djokovic lost in the third round of the clay tournament to the Italian Lorenzo Musetti with a score of 6:4, 5:7, 4:6, having spent 3 hours and 51 minutes on the center court of Monte Carlo. The Serb has not competed for a month now and leaves the Principality with a single victory, doubts and discomfort in his elbow.

By winning the first set, Djokovic missed the advantage. Of course, it wasn't his day. On top of that, Novak Djokovic missed a great opportunity to show himself in the absence of Carlos Alcaraz in Monte Carlo.

"The feeling after such a game is terrible," he later said at a press conference, where he was seen extremely angry. The Serb was used to giving long and detailed answers, but he was so angry that he only spoke to reporters for a minute and a half. "I don't want to say anything, I'm fine," he replied when asked about his elbow. "It wasn't a very good day, I don't feel like talking."

Next week, Djokovic plans to play the ATP 250 in Banja Luka in Bosnia, followed by the Mutua Madrid Open and a tournament in Rome to complete his preparations for Roland Garros, where he will attempt to topple Rafael Nadal and win his 23rd Grand Prix. helmet.