Djokovic Honest After Beating Musetti: "I'm Not At My Best Level, Yet

After taking a great risk in the first set, Novak Djokovic overcame Lorenzo Musetti 7-5 6-3 to advance for the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters quarterfinals.

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Nole got his revenge exactly one year after losing to Musetti in the 4th round of the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo.

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That loss allowed the Serbian champion to play more clay rounds, ending in his Roland Garros win.

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After a brief exchange with the audience at 4-3, 40/0 in his favor, I gained momentum. Maybe he lost focus. He played terrific tennis in the first seven games and was the top player.

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I ran a lot because he shot well. The clay surface changes quickly, so a break is not a great advantage "Nole stated after winning.

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The second set was a rollercoaster, but I'm glad I played aggressively in tough circumstances. A successful strategy "Serb added.

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Today was a tremendous test against a great player, but I'm not at my best. He beat me in Monte-Carlo last year in identical circumstances. 

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When I lost service from 40-15 at 4-2 tonight, I remembered being ahead by a set and 4-2 in 2023.

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I thought, I hope it's not like last year. I'm glad I solved the task and look forward to the next match "analyzed.

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