Djokovic suffers shock loss to Spaniard Agut, Murray eases through
Djokovic, who smashed his racket after losing the first set and tore his shirt during the match, was left fuming after umpire Carlos Bernardes gave him a time violation when changing his shirt. Photograph: (Getty)
Novak Djokovic suffered a shock 6-4, 6-4 loss to Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals today, while world number two Andy Murray beat France's Gilles Simon 6-4 6-3, making his way into the finals.
World number one Djokovic made 29 unforced errors against Agut and converted just two of nine break points, international news agency Reuters reported.
He saved three match points before Bautista Agut broke his serve for the fourth time to wrap up the victory.
"He was the star of the show. That's what he wanted to be today," Djokovic told reporters.
"But there are definitely things that I need to regain from the emotional, mental point of view,” the 29-year-old added.
Bautista Agut said aggressive tactics were key to him picking up his first victory in six attempts against Djokovic.
"I tried to force him to play his best tennis. I think in the first set he played some good tennis. He played a little bit better than me," Bautista Agut said.
"But then I knew that I had to increase my level. I had to play more aggressive."
(WION with inputs from Reuters)