The Dallas Morning News
Top-ranked Djokovic loses; Nadal advances
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)
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