Novak Djokovic dropped his first set of the Australian Open after becoming frustrated that the floodlights were turned on during his daytime 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win over Canadian Denis Shapovalov. (via TheGuardian)
“The lights being switched on at 5pm was completely unnecessary,” he said.
“I was agitated. It should not happen to me. I should know better. I have experience. But it does happen.
“I allowed him to come back to the match. Other than when I was 4-1, 4-2 up in the third set and had a little let-down, I thought I played well, especially in the fourth set.
“I expected Denis to come out and be aggressive. He made a lot of unforced errors for the first set and a half. I just stayed solid from back of the court and served well, played the right shots. But I like the fact that I was tested.”