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World No 1 Novak Djokovic has delivered a brutal assessment of his performance during his defeat to Dan Evans at the Monte-Carlo Masters on Thursday. The Serb was dismissed in straight sets by Evans.
“[It] just was obviously very, very windy, tough to play in these kind of conditions against a guy like Evans who makes you move,” said Djokovic in his post-match press conference.
“I was just not feeling it, and playing pretty bad. Obviously right now, as I walk off the court, I’m disappointed with the way I played, the way I felt on the court. But it’s a long clay season. Still plenty of tournaments, plenty of room to improve. Obviously I have to work, [I’ll] hopefully get a better performance next week in Belgrade.”
Djokovic will return to his tennis centre next week to give the locals something to cheer about by winning an 83rd tour-level title.