Tennis internationals: Novak Djokovic eliminated, Rome loses number 1


By John

Novak Djokovic Bitterly bid farewell to Rome. The world number one collapsed in the third round of the men's singles of the Internazionali d'Italia, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament, with over 9 million euros in prize money, taking place on the red clay of the Foro Italico.
The Serbian, the first favorite on the draw, a six-time winner in the capital, was defeated in the round of 32 by the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo, number 32 in the international ranking and 29th seeded in the seeding, with a score of 6-2 6-3. Other results. Third round: Thiago Monteiro (Bra) b. Miomir Kecmanovic (Srb) 6-2 4-6 7-6 (6); Karen Khachanov (Rus, 16) n. Francisco Cerundolo (Arg, 20) 6-2 6-4.

'I didn't have balance, who knows that water bottle…'

“I don't know, I have to check it, but it could be.” This is how Novak Djokovic responded after the defeat against Tabilo in the 3rd round of the Internationals to those who asked him if the water bottle episode influenced his elimination. «The condition was different – he continued -. I did a simple workout, I didn't feel anything, but I also didn't feel like the other times. Today, under heavy stress, it was pretty bad, not in terms of pain, but in terms of balance. I had no coordination. I was a completely different player than I was two nights ago. I have to do medical checks and see what's happening.”