Djokovic crashes out in Barcelona

Joann Johnston
April 25, 2018

Novak Djokovic failed to make the last 16 of his fifth tournament in a row when he lost to the 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Nadal scored an easy 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roberto Carballas.

Toni Nadal, the former coach and uncle of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, has expressed interest in coaching Novak Djokovic.

After losing in the Australian Open fourth round in January, Djokovic underwent surgery to correct an injury to his right elbow, which had been troubling him for nearly two years.

Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, has lost his touch of the old ever since an elbow injury compelled his withdrawal from Wimbledon previous year.

Djokovic chose to play in Barcelona after losing to Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

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But Klizan soon broke serve in the deciding set and, when Djokovic dumped a routine forehand into the net, the Slovakian secured his first ever victory over the Serb.

Serving for the match, Klizan double-faulted but he had three chances to close out and clinched the second when another Djokovic forehand missed its mark.

Nadal will next face Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain, who defeated Kei Nishikori after the Japanese player retired because of an injury.

Nishikori, who lost to Nadal in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday, was trailing 6-3 before retiring with pain in his right thigh. "But, if the invitation happens, I would be happy to help him out and go with him to tournaments", he added.

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