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Nadal reacts to shock Djokovic loss to Evans after thrashing Dimitrov

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning his quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during day five of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo Country Club on April 15, 2021 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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Rafael Nadal hailed Dan Evans’ win over world No. 1, Novak Djokovic, as ‘the best victory of his career’. The British No. 1, stunned top seed Djokovic 6-4 7-5 in little over two hours at the Monte-Carlo Masters – to book a quarter-final clash with Belgium’s David Goffin.

“Probably for him is the best victory of his career. Well done for him,” Nadal said in his post-match press conference. “That’s all I can say. I watched just a few points because I was preparing for my match. ‘But he looks playing quite well. The point that I saw, he was solid, not missing, playing his match. Yeah, well done for him.”

Nadal, meanwhile, beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-1 6-1 in just 56 minutes. Dimitrov was clearly miles off his best. Nadal admitted he had no idea about Dimitrov’s tooth problems.

“I didn’t know that,” said the world No. 3. “Now I understand a little bit more the things. Yeah, he was playing too aggressive and little bit out of rhythm. Yeah, sorry for him. I wish him all the best. As I said, he’s a great guy, a good friend. Y’eah, I just hope the situation is to improve as soon as possible. Yeah, I didn’t know that. He didn’t told me. That shows how good guy he is. Hopefully the situation gets better for him soon.”

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