Dan Evans knocks Djokovic out in surprising win

Novak Djokovic has marked his third-round rout by Dan Evans at the Monte-Carlo Masters "one of the most noticeably terrible matches" he has played in years. 


Evans stunned the world No 1 with a straight-sets win on Thursday, seeing off the Serb 6-4 7-5 for his first visit level triumph on mud in quite a while. 


The Briton, positioned 33 on the planet, will currently play his first since forever Masters quarter-last when he takes on Belgium's David Goffin. 


"Congrats to him," Djokovic said after his loss by Evans. "That is to say, he had the right to win. He was a superior player. 


"Simply more engaged I surmise and played with a superior quality in the conclusive minutes. 


"This has been likely one of the most exceedingly awful matches and exhibitions from my side I can review somewhat recently. 


"I would prefer not to remove a single thing from his success at the same time, from my side, I just felt horrendous on the court generally speaking. Simply nothing worked. It's one of those days. 


"I can't remove anything positive from this match. It's not the main neither the last misfortune, but rather certainly leaves an unpleasant inclination leaving the court thusly." 


The outcome is a difficulty for Djokovic in the 33-year-old's arrangements for the French Open, which will start one month from now and pursue into June a one-week delay was declared. 


Australian Open boss Djokovic, a 18-time Grand Slam victor, has one French Open to his name. The Serb won the Paris-based dirt court major in 2016.

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