Novak will not be playing in the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters quarterfinals after he lost to world no.21 Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 5-7, 4-6 in the third round. The ATP 250 event in Banja Luka - the Srpska Open - is the next stop for Djokovic. It will be held from April 17 to April 23.
British no.1 Daniel Evans handed Novak first loss of 2021 in R3 of Monte Carlo, following a surprise 6-4, 7-5 win in two hours and six minutes.
Novak is a top seed and has a first-round BYE. The world no.1 will open his 2021 clay-court season campaign against Jannik Sinner (ITA, ATP #22, H2H 0-0) on Wednesday, in his first appearance since winning the historic ninth Australian Open title.
18-time Grand Slam champion has revealed his partial schedule for the 2021 spring season. He will next play at Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and Serbia Open.
World no.1 needed just 67 minutes to confirm his spot in the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters last 8 on Thursday, beating American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-0. He next faces no.10 seed Daniil Medvedev (RUS)