Djokovic suffers shock Monte Carlo exit

Djokovic suffers shock Monte Carlo exit

World number one Novak Djokovic was sent packing from the Monte Carlo Masters as he was surprisingly beaten 6-4, 5-7, 4-6 by Lorenzo Musetti on Thursday, ending the Serbian’s hopes of lifting a record-extending 39th ATP 1000 Masters title.

Djokovic’s serve was broken eight times by Musetti during the match that was delayed by an hour due to rain.

Musetti will now face his fellow Italian Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals. Sinner came from a set and match point down to beat Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1.

Another upset on Thursday saw fourth seed Casper Ruud stunned by German qualifier and world number 100 Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets 6-1 7-6 (8-6).

The result ended Ruud’s nine-match winning run on the clay courts which stretches back to July from last year.

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