Madrid, Apr 15 (EFE).- World No.1 Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Thursday by English player Daniel Evans.
The Serbian had been one of the to favorites to win the tournament but was felled by the world No. 33 in two sets (6-4, 7-5) in just over two hours.
Djokovic started badly. He seemed apathetic, without energy and content with returning the ball and waiting for Evans to commit errors.
The 30-year-old Evans broke his service twice in the first three games.
Djokovic reacted eventually bringing it to 4-4 but Evans was able to wrap the first set up in 56 minus.
The Serbian returned to the court with more energy in the second set and made it to 3-0 before unforced errors blighted his game.
Evans heads to the quarterfinals to play Belgian David Gofin.
Elsewhere at the tournament, Rafael Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-1. EFE