Shock for Novak in his hometown: Karacev knocked down Djokovic after the drama (VIDEO)

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Novak Djokovic

The best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, failed to place in the finals of the ATP tournament in Belgrade.

Tonight, after a great fight in the semifinals of the Serbia Open, Djokovic was defeated by the 28th player in the world, the Russian Aslan Karacev, 2: 1, in sets 7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 4.

The match lasted three hours and 27 minutes. This was the second duel between the Serbian and Russian tennis players, and the first triumph of Karacev.

The Russian will play the winner of the Tarot Daniel – Mateo Beretini match on Sunday.

The finals of the Serbia Open are scheduled for Sunday.

Serbia Open is played for a prize fund of 711,800 euros. The winner will receive 100,225 euros and 250 ATP points.

You did good, Nole ❤️
124-127 points.
That was so painfully close.

Novak 5/28 break points, 18%
Karatsev: 6/16, 38%.
Better luck next time. pic.twitter.com/UPgL0Q2F0P

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

THE COURSE OF THE MATCH

It’s the biggest win of Karatsev’s career! 👏

🇷🇺 @AsKaratsev outlasts Djokovic 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 after more than three hours on court in Belgrade. #SerbiaOpen2021 pic.twitter.com/aLrg4Uhu2t

— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 24, 2021

III set

4: 6 – The end! Victory Karaceva
4: 5 – Djokovic managed to get out after a great fight and stay in the match.
3: 5 – The Russian wins a new game and is one step away from victory
3: 4 – Karacev flies around the field. The Russian makes a new break
3: 3 – Djokovic missed a large number of break points to reach 4: 2. The Russian managed to get out and equalize at 3: 3
3: 2 – What a game! Novak lost 0:40, but he managed to win the game with a great fight
2: 2 – Karacev wins the game again
2: 1 – Novak reaches a new lead
1: 1 – Karacev won the first game in the third set
1: 0 – Djokovic won the first game in the third set after a great fight. Novak saved two break points in this game

II set

I love you, Noleeeeeeeee pic.twitter.com/gvZ7b1EEAW

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

“NOVAK DJOKOVIC, that is special!” pic.twitter.com/yqaxPUdCN9

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

6: 4 – Novak makes a break and reaches 1: 1 in sets
5: 4 – Djokovic leads again. The Serbian tennis player won the game without losing a point
4: 4 – Novak with a lot of luck reaches the equalizer

Hold forever, Nole. Please. pic.twitter.com/O1vZ4Yh4pH

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

3: 4 – Djokovic is behind in the game in the second set
2: 4 – Karacev confirmed the break
2: 3 – The Russian tennis player plays like in a trance. New break for Karaceva
2: 2 – Karacev reaches the equalizer
2: 1 – A great fight was fought in the third game of the second set, which in the end belonged to the Russian
2: 0 – The best tennis player in the world made a break
1: 0 – Djokovic won the game at the start of the second set

Still pretty pic.twitter.com/PGCnYNh5oA

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

I set

Karatsev saves 3 BPs and takes the set 7-5.
2/7 BP converted Novak.
Leo: 3/5.
Each had BPs in 4 service games.
Let’s go Nole! Let’s start over. pic.twitter.com/aw7yL3x7Ee

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

Halfway to a major upset in Belgrade 😲@AsKaratsev takes the first set 7-5 over Djokovic. #SerbiaOpen2021 pic.twitter.com/meesPNLanM

— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 24, 2021

5: 7 – Russian tennis player reaches the first set after a great fight
5: 6 – What a drama in Serbia! Karacev makes a break again
5: 5 – Djokovic’s breakbreak. The first set continues
4: 5 – New break! The Russian arrives at the game from the first set
4: 4 – Karacev came to his game
4: 3 – Djokovic interrupts the series of the Russian tennis player
3: 3 – Rus continues with a good game, equalization
3: 2 – Karacev punished Novak’s mistakes and reached the break

Brothers pic.twitter.com/zh5qjY7imT

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

3: 1 – Karacev finally reaches the first game of the match
3: 0 – Another game for the Serbian tennis player
2: 0 – Novak makes a break at the start of the first set
1: 0 – Djokovic is confident in his serve

Nolefam pic.twitter.com/fycfcBUDRo

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

Team Djokovic pic.twitter.com/VDkTWF88G6

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

El Jennati umpire
Karatsev elected to receive
Go! pic.twitter.com/60DfNi5Iw4

– C Kristjánsdóttir ● 🐊 (@CristinaNcl) April 24, 2021

Djokovic meets Karatsev for a place in the @SerbiaOpen2021 final! 🇷🇸

Watch #SerbiaOpen2021 Live Streams 👉 https://t.co/hOHmv2wMlX pic.twitter.com/rNp2gaTyZI

— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 24, 2021

The pride of Serbia 🇷🇸@DjokerNole is on court now against Aslan Karatsev!#SerbiaOpen2021 pic.twitter.com/vP3xiqBsI5

— ATP Tour (@atptour) April 24, 2021

Karacev is currently the 28th tennis player in the world, and he simply exploded this year. The Serb and the Russian played only one duel in their careers, this year at the Australian Open, when Djokovic celebrated with 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 2.

Djokovic is the favorite at the Serbia Open, as he will chase the third title in his hometown. The winner of this duel will play in the final with the better player from the match, Taro Daniel and Mateo Beretini.

The finals are scheduled for Sunday.

Serbia Open is played for a prize fund of 711,800 euros. The winner will receive 100,225 euros and 250 ATP points.

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