Evans upsets Djokovic in Monte Carlo

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MONACO (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 7-5 to Dan Evans on Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters for his first defeat of the year.

No. 3 Rafael Nadal had no such problems, breezing past Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of a tournament he has won a record 11 times.

It was an unusually sloppy performance from Djokovic, the Australian Open champion who has 82 career titles compared to one for his unseeded British opponent.

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5 S. Tsitsipas 7,040
6 A. Zverev 6,125
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6 B. Andreescu 5,265
7 A. Sabalenka 5,085
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