by Helen Earnshaw |
Novak Djokovic admitted that he 'just wasn't there' against Rafael Nadal in the Monte Carlo Masters final yesterday.
The world number one has had a difficult week after learning that his grandfather had passed away.
Despite his personal troubles the Serb continued to play in the tournament and reached the final for the second time in his career.
He had won the last seven encounters with Nadal but he won just four games in the 6-3 6-1 defeat.
Speaking to ESPN after the match Djokovic said: "I had no emotional energy left in me,"
"It was a bad day. I just wasn't there. I've never been caught up in this kind of emotional situation before.
"It's been a very difficult week for me to go through mentally. I won three matches since the news [about his grandfather]. I think I did pretty well."
Djokovic came into the Monte Carlo tournament trying to become the first play to win the Miami and Monte Carlo Masters back to back.
However it was not to be and Nadal picked won his eighth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters title.
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