The world number four was better in the bigger points than his opponent despite some fine play from Monfils at various stages.

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Unfortunately it just wasn't enough as Djokovic showed his experience on grass to take the victory in straight sets, his second tour win of the year.
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For Monfils it was a tough turnaround having gone to three sets on Friday evening against compatriot Richard Gasquet.

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Monfils suffered a nasty looking knee injury during the match against Gasquet as he slipped on the court whereas Djokovic made light work of Daniil Medvedev.
Djokovic finishes the tournament without a set dropped and he has now beaten Monfils 14 times, more than any other opponent.
It is the first time that Djokovic has played at Eastbourne, a sign of how seriously he is taking his Wimbledon preparation after a tough 2017.

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Djokovic, a Wimbledon winner in 2011, 2014 and 2015, is on the same side of the draw as seven-time winner Roger Federer with potentially either Rafael Nadal and reigning champion Andy Murray waiting in the final.

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