The Dallas Morning News

Top-ranked Djokovic loses; Nadal advances

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MONACO — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 7-5 to Dan Evans on Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters for his first defeat of the year.

No. 3 Rafael Nadal had no such problems, breezing past Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfin­als of a tournament he has won a record 11 times.

Djokovic was 10-0 in 2021 coming into the match. (Results, 7C)

■ The WTA and ATP rankings of June 14 will be used to determine which tennis players earn direct entry into the Tokyo Olympics for singles and doubles, a delay of a week to match the change in dates for the French Open.

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