In his first match since quarter-finals in Dubai at the end of February, the 20-fold Grand Slam tournament winner was far away from his top shape. With 45 intended mistakes, the number one in the world presented much too error-pr1. Nine times he released from world ranking-46. Davidovich Fokina lose the premium.
After the lost first sentence, Djokovic was also twice with break at the back and forth in the second section. Although the favorite was still rescued in the decisive third sentence, he did not manage the turn. On the contrary: Without much resistance, the sentence went to the Spaniard, after 2:54 hours the game was ended.
Because of the missing vaccine Djokovic missed the tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami
“It will take some time and some matches to really get going,” Djokovic had previously granted. “The past four, five months were really challenging for me, mental and emotional.” Because of the lack of vaccination against the Coronavirus, Djokovic was not allowed to participate in the Hartplace tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami in the USA. A start at the Australian Open at the beginning of the season he could not enforce and had to leave Melbourne again after a legal thaw in January. His only tournament before Monte Carlo this year he played in Dubai.
In Monte Carlo, according to the Djokovic of the Hamburg Alexander Zverev the most placed players in the field. The Olympic Champion arrives against the Argentine Federico Delbonis on Wednesday.