Djokovic blames bottle to head for shock straight-sets defeat

Djokovic blames bottle to head for shock straight-sets defeat

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 13/05/2024
Novak Djokovic (right) and Alejandro Tabilo shake hands at the net. Photo: Claudia Greco/Reuters

A concerned Novak Djokovic will undergo medical tests after feeling the effects of being struck on the head by a bottle in his shock exit from the Italian Open.

Djokovic was beaten 6-2 6-3 in just 67 minutes by Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo in Rome, with the six-time champion committing 22 unforced errors, serving five double faults and failing to create a single break point.

The one-sided loss came two days after Djokovic collapsed to the ground after being struck by a bottle which fell from a spectator’s backpack as the world No. 1 signed autographs.

Djokovic’s latest defeat was his fifth in 17 outings this year, so while he remains at the top of the world rankings, he stands at a relatively lowly 12th place in the ATP’s “Race to Turin” – a chart which only counts results for the 2024 season.

Source: stuff.co.nz

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