Djokovic knocked out by Medvedev at Monte Carlo Masters

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Tenth-seeded, Daniil Medvedev of Russia, stunned World number one, Novak Djokovic, to advance to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.

Medveded beat Djokovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to seal his place in the last four of the tournament.

The tenth-seeded Medvedev went toe-to-toe with Djokovic in the first game of the opening set.

The 23 year-old had a good start winning a rally to break the World number one.

The Russian had an answer for everything Djokovic threw at him. He outfoxed the Serb to win a point at the net and go one set up.

Djokovic upped his game in the second set. He lobbed the ball beyond Medvedev’s reach for his first break of serve to take a 2-1 lead.

The Serb’s finesse shone through in the next and he won his service game to consolidate his lead.

The 31 year-old hit an ace to close out the set and level the match one set apiece.

The third set went with serve until the third game.

But the pendulum swung back in Medvedev’s favour when the World number one’s forehand went long in the fourth game.

Medvedev inched closer to victory when Djokovic’s backhand went long in the sixth game.

The Russian pinned back the World number one on the baseline before sealing victory.

 

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