Djokovic’s surprise loss in three sets to World No. 55 Jiri Vesely shocked the tennis world indicating that nobody is unbeatable. The 11 time Grand Slam champion’s 2nd loss of the season came on a sunny Centre Court of the Monte Carlo Maters 1000 in the second round, his one of the earliest Masters 1000 exit since 2013. It was also the first time Djokovic had lost to a player outside the top 50 since he went down to then No. 74 Xavier Malisse at Queens in 2010.
Since 2014, Djokovic has either won or has been the second best in all the ATP Maters 1000 tournaments. But now we are sure to witness a title match with two new players vying for the title.
After the unexpected loss just coming into the clay court season, there is a possibility that there might be some records which the Serb won’t be able to emulate. We take a look at some of those.
4. Career ATP Masters 1000 Sweep
Djokovic, who already has a record number of ATP Masters 1000 titles(28), also has 8 of the 9 prestigious ATP Masters 1000 titles , with only Cincinnati Maters evading him.
With a loss in round 2 in Monte Carlo Masters, this could very well be the beginning of Djokovic’s season going awry. Though, the Cincinnati Maters is bound to take place in early August, only time will tell whether Djokovic would be the first man in all of tennis history to win at all the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.