Djokovic, 21st place Musetti come-from-behind “It’s not a disaster, but it’s terrible”

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia) tasted the pain of being eliminated in the round of 16 in the first clay court season안전놀이터.

It is the third round of singles at the 2023 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, the ATP Masters 1000 series held in Monte Carlo in Monaco on the 13th (local time). Djokovic faced Lorenzo Musetti (21, Italy), ranked 21st, and after a close match of 2 hours and 54 minutes, he suffered a come-from-behind defeat 1-2 (6-4, 5-7, 4-6).

In an official interview after the match, Djokovic said, “I don’t think this loss was catastrophic. But it’s terrible. It doesn’t feel good because I lost.”

He said, “That is all I have to say. Congratulations to the other party.” Musetti met with Djokovic and lost all three matches, but this time he won his first victory and roared.

When asked by reporters if he thought such a result would come out that day, Djokovic said, “Everyone always wishes you a good day at the office. But I know it’s going to be a tough game because I’m not that good and I know he’s doing very well.”

Musetti said, “I fought not to cry. It was an exciting win because it was a really long match. I am really proud of myself,” he said.