A breezy day in Monte-Carlo began with the Serbian, Dusan Lajovic and an Italian qualifier, Lorenzo Sonego occupying the Court Rainier III at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. Today, it was a great beginning for Serbian tennis in Monaco as Lajovic is through to the semifinals with a 6-4, 7-5 victory on the Mediterranean terre battue. However, the World Number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic faced a challenging tennis match against the Russian Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic’s 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 loss to the Russian annuls the battle of Serbians in the Monaco Masters. Daniil Medvedev’s win over Novak Djokovic accounted for the biggest victory in his career and bestowed him the first ever Masters 1000 semifinal ticket.
In the second quarterfinals in the Monaco Masters, Medvedev began the set terrifically, a forehand winner from the baseline treated the Russian with an opening break and it aided him to sustain his lead throughout the set.
The Serb, Novak Djokovic tussling with the loam blow and winners from Medvedev’s end covered up his 0-40 trail as the World Number 14, Russian squandered three break opportunities at 3-1. With Medvedev playing some quality tennis against the anxious two-time Monte-Carlo champion and the erroneous drop shots by the Serb knocked him down by one set.
Once again in the second set, Daniil Medvedev had break opportunities, after elongating the second game of the set for eight long minutes, the Serb produced a big hold. Novak Djokovic received the first break of serve of the match at 2-1 and followed by Medvedev engaging in an altercation with the chair umpire.
Thereafter, Djokovic’s drop shots were dictating the second set. Medvedev sealed an exquisite service game before Novak Djokovic served for the set. With a flawless service game, the Serb wrapped up the second set 6-4 and proceeded to the deciding set.
The Serb had a determined start in the quarterfinal’s deciding set at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019. At 2-1 Novak Djokovic conquered of a 41-shot long rally but later landed up doubling faulting. Forthcoming, series of errors from the Serb handed over the break to the 23-year-old, Medvedev.
He later consolidated the break by holding the service game to love. The Russian without pausing in the match seized the second consecutive break and sailed to serve for the semifinal spot. Novak Djokovic broke him back, but however, couldn’t keep up with it and later dropped the set 6-2.
Before this tournament, Daniil Medvedev never won consecutive clay court matches. He will now play another Serbian, Dusan Lajovic in the semifinals of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019.