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Ruud stops Novak in Monte Carlo semifinals – Novak Djokovic

Novak did not file his fourth victory this week on the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

Two-time former champion Novak Djokovic suffered a 4-6, 6-1, 4-6 loss to eighth seed Casper Ruud in a Saturday afternoon match that lasted two hours and 16 minutes.

Ruud began sturdy, breaking twice for a 4-1 lead. The highest seed broke again as soon as however couldn’t flip the set round in his favour.

Novak discovered his rhythm within the second set and raced to 6-1 with a double break.

In a dramatic third set, Ruud stormed to a 3-0 benefit following a break within the second recreation. Nole fought again elevating his consistency and aggression to degree at 4-4. It regarded just like the Serbian star was heading in the right direction to finish his comeback, however he was unable to fend off one other break level probability of Ruud within the tenth recreation. The Norwegian sealed the victory on his third match level after Djokovic double faulted.

Match statistics: aces (3-4), double faults (2-4), winners (31-23), unforced errors (32-24), complete factors received (84-73).

By beating the world no.1, Ruud captured the largest win of his profession. He’ll tackle Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 12) within the ultimate.

Novak and his crew will decide within the following days concerning the subsequent event participation.

Picture: Profimedia



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