Blaming the comeback! Novak Djokovic must pack the suitcases in Round two

Novak Djokovic has failed at his comeback after about one and a half months for a breath of ATP Masters in Monte Carlo early. Oscar Otte is also excreted in the first round.

The two-year-old world ranking learning from Serbia had to give himself after a kick-off in the second round of the master tournament in his adopted home Monte Carlo Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with 3: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5), 1: 6 beaten. After 2:55 hours, the Spaniard turned his second matchball to the first victory in the third duel with the favorite.

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“I did not feel well in the third sentence. I lost all my energy,” said the “Djoker” after that, “I could not go with him the long ball change. And if you can not do that and your legs on sand Feel properly, that’s a ‘mission impossible’. ” It was the first defeat for Djokovic in a first tournament game since the fast from Martin Klizan four years ago in Barcelona.

Djokovic had previously had to suspend due to its vaccination. In the Australian Open and the master tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami he was not allowed to start.

Accordingly, “yearning” he had given the moment of his return and his second second tournament of the season. He missed the competition, said Djokovic, Monte Carlo is “the best place where I can start again”. The two-time tournament winner, however, expected not to be immediately on his top level. That should be against Davidovich Fokina then also trains.

Despite his early failure in Monte Carlo, Djokovic will not lose its leadership in the world ranking list. The radio-placed Daniil Medvedev must currently pause because of a groin break. Whether the Russian is fit to the French Open (22 May to 5 June) is at least questionable.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Kölner Otte defeated the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori with 4: 6, 3: 6. Otte had slipped as Lucky Loser into the tournament after being lost in the second round of qualifying against the Spaniard Jaume Munar.

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