Novak Djokovic suffers shocking defeat to world number 123 Luca Nardi

Novak Djokovic suffers shocking defeat to world number 123 Luca Nardi

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In a surprising turn of events at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, world number one Novak Djokovic was defeated by lucky loser Luca Nardi. Nardi, a 20-year-old Italian ranked 123rd in the world, secured a victory over Djokovic in a thrilling match. He will now face American Tommy Paul in the next round after winning the match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Nardi expressed his disbelief at beating Djokovic, calling it a “miracle” and expressing his excitement at the victory.

Djokovic, despite the loss, remained gracious in defeat stating, “It’s fine. You know, it’s part of the sport.” He acknowledged the ups and downs of competition and remained hopeful about future matches. Meanwhile, other players like Paul, Holger Rune, and Casper Ruud advanced in the tournament with straight sets victories. Grigor Dimitrov will face fourth seed Daniil Medvedev in the next round after a hard-fought win.

Unfortunately, British number one Cameron Norrie suffered a defeat at the hands of French veteran Gael Monfils in a dramatic match. Despite initially leading, Norrie eventually lost to Monfils after a remarkable comeback by the 37-year-old player. The match was filled with intense moments and thrilling rallies, showcasing the competitive nature of the sport.

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