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David Goffin upsets Novak Djokovic to make Monte-Carlo semi-finals

Goffin upsets Djokovic to make Monte-Carlo semi-finals
By Eurosport

21/04/2017 at 17:11Updated 21/04/2017 at 18:45

David Goffin has upset world number two Novak Djokovic to make it through to the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Goffin took the first set 6-2 with an impressive performance that blew Djokovic away and left the 2016 French Open champion struggling.

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However Djokovic regrouped really well in the second set and he quickly made sure that he drew level at 1-1.

The final set proved to be most thrilling with Djokovic saving four match points before Goffin secured a deserved win.

Djokovic was serving at 4-3 but Goffin won the game to love to roar back into contention, taking every opportunity to unsettle the French Open champion.

In the 12th game, Goffin opened a 40-15 lead on Djokovic's serve but the 12-times grand slam champion saved four match points before netting a forehand to lose to the Belgian for the first time in six meetings.

He will face the winner of the match between Rafa Nadal and Diego Schwartzman in the semi-finals.

Djokovic's defeat comes the day after world number one Andy Murray was knocked out by Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Earlier in the day Ramos-Vinolas followed up his victory over Murray with a 6-2 6-7 (5) 6-2 defeat of Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic.

France's Lucas Pouille made a fast start before being made to work harder by Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas, eventually winning 6-0 3-6 7-5.

Additional reporting via Reuters