The World Number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic loses his semifinal berth in Monte-Carlo to the Russian, Daniil Medvedev and with this defeat, the Serb remains title-less in the tennis season 2019 since his Australian Open 2019 glory in the month of January where he dismantled Rafael Nadal in the final.
His exit from the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2019 has conferred Medvedev with the biggest win of his career as he will be stepping on the courts of Maters 1000 semifinals for the first time. The home-loam loss of Novak Djokovic has been the breaking news of the day in the tennis world, moving on ahead, the Serb is looking forward to the Roland Garros, where he will be collecting his second ‘Nole Slam’.
“Well, yeah, for sure. I mean, French Open is the ultimate goal on clay, and I hope I can – I mean, for sure, it’s expected in a way for me to peak right at that tournament, because that’s what I’m aiming for,” Novak Djokovic mentioned after his quarterfinal defeat in Monte-Carlo.
“This is only the first tournament on clay, and it’s a long season. Let’s see how it goes. Look, maybe I’m lacking the consistency with the top results in the last couple of years in the best tournaments, but Grand Slams I have been playing my best, and that’s what I intend to do,” he continued.
Novak Djokovic mentioned about Medvedev’s competitiveness in today’s match, who picked up his first consecutive wins on the red dirt. “He’s got a very solid backhand. He doesn’t make many mistakes from the backhand. He hits it very low with depth.”
Novak Djokovic also pointed out the stormy conditions in Monte-Carlo which impact his game on the clay today. “You know, a windy day like today, you know, conditions are changing every single game. It’s kind of tough, you know, to find the rhythm, and he doesn’t give you much rhythm. He’s got a big serve. His forehand can be effective, but also, he can make mistakes from that corner, so the backhand is obviously the more solid one. But he improved his movement a lot since last year. He definitely deserves to be where he is.”