The highest seed on the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships failed to succeed in semi-finals of the ATP 500 occasion on Thursday.
World no.1 Novak Djokovic will fall to no.2 within the ATP Rankings for the primary time since February 2020 on Monday, following a 4-6, 6-7 (4) loss to Jiri Vesely within the Dubai quarter-finals.
Djokovic has spent a report 361 weeks on the summit of males’s skilled tennis.
The Czech qualifier performed aggressively to clinch the win in a single hour and 57 minutes. He’s now 2-0 towards Novak of their ATP H2H sequence.
Novak was damaged within the opening sport of the match. He fought again within the fourth sport to stage, however Jiri put the strain on the Serb once more within the seventh sport and capitalised on his alternative to take the primary set.
The second set adopted the same sample, with the world no.123 breaking first. Djokovic equalised within the tenth sport for 5-all. The result was decided in a tie-break. Vesely prevailed 7-4 to advance into the final 4.
Match statistics: aces (9-9), double faults (4-3), winners (31-29), unforced errors (19-15), whole factors gained (71-74).
“Sadly, it wasn’t my day. I congratulate Jiri. He performed higher. He simply went for his photographs. His serve was massive. His complete sport was massive,” Novak stated. “The extra matches I play, the extra snug I get on the courtroom. I didn’t have many matches in any respect previous few months. I’ll should comply with the scenario, see the way it goes. Wherever I get a chance to play, I’ll. Hopefully that might be quickly,” added Djokovic.
The 34-year-old Belgrade native was competing in his first match of the yr this week in Dubai.
On Monday, February 28, Daniil Medvedev will ascend to the world no.1 rating.
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