Novak Djokovic RAGES with huge strop after shock defeat at Qatar Open

World number one Novak Djokovic comes from a set down to claim a semi-final spot in the Qatar Open

Djokovic missed out on a title in his first tournament of the year after he was beaten by Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.

"I will remember this match for (the rest) of my life", said the 30-year-old Spaniard.

Bautista Agut digs deep and manages to fend off the world number one.

Asked if he had done too much through the week, he replied: "I wasn't the freshest, you know". That's why Novak is No. 1 in the world.

"I can't be more happy than I am now". Prior to his match with Djokovic, he knocked out Swiss great Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.

This makes him a unsafe opponent for Djokovic, although it should be pointed out that their other three meetings on hard courts have all ended in favour of the Serbian.

"What happened? I lost the match". Novak was up and it was tough.

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The Blues boss, though, was frustrated not to have the option of more firepower against Saints. "The doctor told me that in 10 days he will be able to train".

The Wimbledon champion, twice a victor of the event, lost 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4. I care playing with him more than with anybody else, so that's why it took a lot out of me emotionally.

Djokovic lost two of his first three service games against Basilashvili and dropped the first set, as he had done in his last-16 win over Marton Fucsovics on Wednesday.

There were still opportunities for Basilashvili, though Djokovic staved off both of his break points, coming out on top after a 33-shot rally en route to winning the game that delivered the second set.

On serve there was little the Spaniard could do to unsettle his opponent, Bautista Agut only managing to take six points off Djokovic as the Serbian sealed the set easily.

After losing the first set on Friday evening, the seventh-seeded Spaniard prevailed in the tie-break to take the second set and began the third by breaking Djokovic's serve, reports Efe news.

When Bautista Agut broke back for 4-4, the Serbian was furious and lashed out.

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