MONTE CARLO, MONACO – David Goffin beat Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on his fifth match point, winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals on Friday.
Goffin denied Djokovic a possible 50th career match against defending champion Rafael Nadal, who was playing the last remaining quarterfinal against unseeded Diego Schwartzman.
“It’s the best win of my career,” the 10th-seeded Goffin said.
Goffin had lost all five previous matches to Djokovic and looked to be heading for another defeat when the 12-time Grand Slam winner led 4-2 in the decider.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5