Novak Djokovic’s comeback from injury was cut short at the Monte Carlo Masters as Belgium’s David Goffin earned the biggest win of his career.
World number two Djokovic, playing his second match following an elbow injury, lost 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the quarter-final.
Goffin, who had not previously beaten a top-three player, will meet Spanish 14-time major winner Rafael Nadal.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Andy Murray will play in Barcelona next week following his early exit in Monte Carlo.
Goffin, ranked 13th in the world, earned his first career win over Djokovic by taking his fifth match point in a dramatic 11-minute final game.
It ended the Serb’s hopes of a third title in Monte Carlo, which is an ATP World Tour 1000 event and considered a key part of preparations for the French Open in May.
The 12-time Grand Slam champion looked in trouble after losing the first set and then suffering a heavy fall early in the second.
But he showed no serious damage after falling into the courtside advertising hoardings, improving to break Goffin’s serve in game four as he went on to level. Read full story >>>