Djokovic says goodbye promising to return next year to Barcelona
To date, Martin Klizan had never defeated Novak Djokovic. And there was nothing to foresee that this enormous surprise could occur on the Rafa Nadal court. But this is what can happen in this sport, anything can occur despite the rankings. The Slovakian surprised the former world No.1 Serbian in three sets, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, to much dislike for Djokovic’s fans, who has yet to win a match in this tournament.
Although he had a better percentage of points won with the first service (71% by 67%) and although he had a greater number of total points in the match (65 by 63). Djokovic’s executioner will face Feliciano López tomorrow.
“I have not played at my level,” the Serbian tennis player explained. In the second set I improved considerably, but I need to find more rhythm. I will continue fighting. From now on I have to be more patient and work hard to increase my level ”
The Serbian phenomenon has once again praised the Real Club Tenis Barcelona tournament and has said that it hopes to “return in the future”. “I really like this tournament,” he explained. Especially because it is organized by a club and tennis is breathed in this club. It is especially noticeable when you see people and the kids wearing the club uniform”.
Djokovic will leave Barcelona tomorrow. Now we can only wish him luck for the rest of the season and hope that he keeps his word and comes back in 2019.