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Novak Djokovic upset at Monte Carlo, but Rafael Nadal recovers for a win

Novak Djokovic upset at Monte Carlo, but Rafael Nadal recovers for a win

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic chose to be philosophical after losing in the second round for the first time in three years on Wednesday, calling it “proof that nobody is unbeatable” after surrendering his Monte Carlo Masters title in a shock 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 loss to 55th-ranked Jiri Vesely.

His previous second-round defeat was at the 2013 Madrid Masters to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, a vastly talented shot-maker with a far higher reputation than Vesely, an aspiring Czech player with one career title compared to the 63 for 11-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic.

It was also Djokovic's first loss in a completed match since November, having retired from a match in February with...

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