Djokovic leaves another poor result in Monte Carlo against Musetti

The world number one falls in his second game, bad start to the tour on clay


The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic fell (4-6, 7-5, 6-4) this Thursday against the Italian Lorenzo Musetti in the third round of the Monte Carlo tournament, the third Masters 1,000 of the season, an appointment that he plays at home but has been playing for a long time that does not give you joy.

The world number one, defeated last year in his debut against the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich and two also in the third round, said goodbye to the start of the clay tour in Europe in his second match this week, another bad result with the pressure of wanting to show off as a resident of the Principality.

The man from Belgrade suffered the step in front of a Musetti who achieved the biggest victory of his life, shaking his head in disbelief when he ended the resistance of the number one on the fourth match point in the third set.

After almost three hours of meeting on the Rainier III track, the 21-year-old Italian knocked down an erratic Djokovic, not feeling comfortable in the wet and windy conditions of the day in Monter-Carlo, where he is a two-time champion.

Musetti got up from the canvas after giving up the first set and conceding a 2-4 in the second. ‘Nole’, champion of the Australian Open in January, suffered a short circuit in his game and conceded two ‘breaks’ in a row. The Italian began to grow with his serve to force the third set with a renewed conviction.

After his serious victories against Miomir Kecmanovic and Luca Nardi, Musetti finished believing in his options with a ‘break’ in the seventh game of the third act. Although the number one resisted, at the fourth ball of the match the Italian sealed his pass, quarterfinals of a Masters 1,000 for the second time, where he will face his compatriot Jannik Sinner.