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Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic shocked by Daniil Medvedev

The Serbian's run of shock exits from tournaments continues with defeat in the quarter-finals

It proved to be a frustrating day for Novak Djokovic on Friday as he lost in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. AP Photo
It proved to be a frustrating day for Novak Djokovic on Friday as he lost in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters. AP Photo

Novak Djokovic's unconvincing run since winning the Australian Open in January continued on Friday as he crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters in the quarter-finals.

The world No 1 has not won a title, or even made it to the semi-finals of an event, since his success in Melbourne and that continued as he lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to Daniil Medvedev in the Masters 1000 event.

The Serbian has twice won the Monte Carlo tournament, most recently in 2015, but there never appeared to be a chance of it being a hat-trick here as Medvedev controlled much of the match.

Medvedev, the world No 14, will play another Serbian in the semi-final as he goes up against Dusan Lajovic.

Lajovic got the better of Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 7-5 in Friday's first quarter-final.

Updated: April 19, 2019 05:40 PM

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