Novak Djokovic Jiri Vesely
Novak Djokovic Jiri Vesely

Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Czech Jiri Vesely in the second round of the first tournament of clay season, Monte Carlo Masters. Jiri Vesely beat Djokovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in 2 hours six minutes.

Jiri Vesely
Jiri Vesely kisses the court after defeating World number 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round of Monte Carlo Masters.

Djokovic after the match said, “Obviously it’s not easy to lose the match in terms of accepting it right after exiting the court. But I have to congratulate my opponent. I think he played very solid. He was serving very big. He was playing tactically good and aggressive.”

We bring you some facts from the biggest upset in Tennis in 2016, that is, the Djokovic Vesely match at Monte Carlo Masters.

1. First Defeat to player outside Rank 50 in 6 years

His last defeat to player outside the Top 50 was against 74 ranked Xavier Malisse in 2010, just before Wimbledon at the Queen’s Club. He lost 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 in the 3rd round. Since then, he was 106-0 versus outside the Top 50. At that time he had only one grand slam to his name, the Australian Open of 2008. It was also his 6th Defeat to players ranked above 20 in his career.

Xavier Malisse
Xavier Malisse. Courtesy: SkySports


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