Novak Djokovic

‘I was just not feeling it,’ admits Novak Djokovic as he looks to bounce back quickly

Novak Djokovic says he won’t allow his surprise defeat to Dan Evans to linger given how many clay court events there are still to come this year.

The world number one lost in straight sets to Evans at the Monte-Carlo Masters on Thursday after falling well short of his usual standards.

Afterwards, though, Djokovic was in philosophical mood, and said he will look to bounce back quickly in Belgrade next week.

“Just was obviously very, very windy, tough to play in these kind of conditions against a guy like Evans who makes you move,” Djokovic explained in his post-match press conference.

“I was just not feeling it, and playing pretty bad. Obviously right now, as I walk off the court, I’m disappointed with the way I played, the way I felt on the court.

“But it’s a long clay season. Still plenty of tournaments, plenty of room to improve.

“Obviously I have to work — hopefully get a better performance next week in Belgrade.”

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