Paul Annacone comments on Novak Djokovic's early Monte Carlo exit



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Paul Annacone comments on Novak Djokovic's early Monte Carlo exit

Tennis analyst Paul Annacone thought Novak Djokovic was having a hard time dealing with the wind in Monte Carlo and he doesn't think his shock early exit in Monte Carlo is something alarming. On Tuesday, Djokovic kicked off his clay season in Monte Carlo and it was just his second tournament of the season.

Djokovic, seeded at No. 1, had a first round bye in Monte Carlo before he was stunned by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Davidovich Fokina, 22, claimed the biggest victory of his career after he beat two-time Monte Carlo champion Djokovic 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-1.

During the match, microphones caight Djokovic complaining about the wind in Serbian as he stated to his team that every year it's the same problem. “He had a hard time dealing with the wind," Annacone said on Tennis Channel, per Sportskeeda.

"I’m not real worried about his game, he just had to get the match reps up. I just think it’s not a big deal. He doesn’t want to lose but he wants to make sure he’s playing his best tennis at Roland Garros”.

Andy Roddick agrees with Annacone on Djokovic

"He's very short of matches since the US Open. It was a big ask. What Novak was hoping to do was turn it around, get through, survive this match and then find his game later on," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.

Roddick thought Djokovic's game off but he is expecting the Serb to find his groove as the clay season progresses. "I don't think Novak moved that well today. He was lunging a lot more than normal. He was switching directions, wasn't quite there.

Not a big thing to worry about, all to be expected but expect him to maybe sneak in tournament or two, play a little bit of a heavier schedule until he finds that footing. Obviously, with the goal being Roland Garros," Roddick added.