Novak Djokovic lost in Australia after 43 matches

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, the world number one, lost the first match of the year to the Australian Alex de Miñaur, in a United Cup match in which he had to be treated by his physiotherapist because of the discomfort he has in his arm and right wrist.

With this streak, the Serbian athlete left behind an incredible run of 43 consecutive victories in Australia, meaning he had not suffered a defeat in that country since 2018.

Djokovic lost 6-4, 6-4 in the first match of the quarter-final played in Perth between Serbia and Australia. He did so after two service breaks, one per set and including a double fault, which showed that the Serb was not fit to match.

“The more I play, the more it hurts,” Djokovic told his physiotherapist one of the times he needed assistance during the match.

This setback comes eleven days before the start of the Australian Open, a tournament in which he defends the championship crown and which he has lifted ten times.

Source: El heraldo