World No. 1 Novak Djokovic upset by Lorenzo Musetti in Monte Carlo Masters

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Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was distressed by Lorenzo Musetti in the last 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday. The veteran was broken 8 times prior to falling 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to the 21-year-old Italian, who made the most significant win of his profession. 

Djokovic gotten here in the competitors as the preferred and he took the very first set. However, he could not rea keep constant momentum in the damp and windy conditions. The veteran has actually had a hard time in Monte Carlo for a while, as he has actually not surpassed the quarterfinals considering that 2015.

“(The) feeling is terrible after playing like this, honestly. But congrats to him,” Djokovic informed the media. “He stayed tough in important moments, and that’s it. That’s all I can say. Good luck to him.”

Musetti got in the match ranked No. 21 worldwide. He is now going to his 2nd ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final after betting 2 hours, and 54 minutes with a one-hour rain hold-up. He stated the undesirable climate condition impacted his video game and he could not discover the ideal balance. Musetti stated the rallies at the end were extreme, however he took pride in himself for surviving it and managing the success. This was just the 2nd top-5 success of his profession.

“I am struggling not to cry,” Musetti stated in his on-court interview. “It is an emotional win because it was a really long match. Three-hour match and suspended by rain. It was not easy conditions because it was a little bit windy and cold. Not like we used to play in the recent days. I am really proud of myself and I can see on the screen. I am struggling not to cry because it is a dream for me.”

Musetti went on to lose to fellow Italian Jannik Sinner —  the ATP’s No. 9 ranked gamer — 6-2, 6-2 on Friday. Sinner has actually now reached his 3rd successive Masters 1000 semifinals. He will handle Holger Rune at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.

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