Novak Djokovic, the 15-time grand slam champion fell apart ahead of ATP Miami open here on Wednesday. The seven-time Miami open champion lost to Roberto Bautista Agut with 1-6, 7-5,6-3 in the fourth round of Miami open.
Earlier Djokovic had rough weeks here in Miami and Indian wells open. He suffered a shock defeat to Philipp Kohlschreiber with 6-4,6-4 in the third round of Indian Wells.
Earlier in this contest, Djokovic was way ahead of Agut. He managed to win the first set 6-1 in 28 minutes. In the second set, while serving at 4-5, rain played a spoilsport. With a delay of 30 minutes, Djokovic eventually lost his serve in 10 Th and 12th game and lost the set with 7-5 to the Spaniard.
In last set, Djokovic was outlasted by Bautista Agut with two double break points and eventually won the set with 6-3.
After the match, when talking to the scribes, Djokovic said“This kind of match I should not have lost,” Djokovic said.
“I lost the momentum; I lost the rhythm in the second set. I gave him a little room to step in, and he did. A little hope that he can come back, and he made a great comeback.
“But the fault is on me, for sure. I had way too many opportunities that I wasted.”
He told that his game was affected by several off-court news.
“Way too many things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I guess that affected me a little bit on the court.
“I didn’t feel my best health-wise, as well, in Indian Wells and here. You know, still rusty, but, hey, look, you learn that’s life.”Djokovic said.
On day 9, Denis Shapovalov defeated T.Sitsipas 4-6,6-3, 7-6 in a thriller to reach quarters of Miami open. Frances Tiafoe stunned 18th seed David Goffin with 7-5,7-6(8-6) to reach quarters of this tournament.