Novak Djokovic lost 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 4-6 vs Ivo Karlovic in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open quarter-finals on Thursday in two hours and 15 minutes.
The conditions where very windy, and that affected Nole ´s game because the court very slippery due to the sand from the preview sandstorm.
First set: Novak was focused in a tie-breaker and won it in convincing fashion, 7-2.
Second set: Karlovic won the tie-break 8-6.
Thirds set: Novak saved a break point in the fifth game of the deciding third set, but Karlovic capitalised on his break point opportunity two games later and went on to win the clash 6-4.
Match statistics: aces (10-19), double faults (2-3), winners (46-49), unforced errors (20-46), total points won (104-107).
And Nole lost the doubles semifinal with Krajinovic vs Rafael Nadal and Juan Monaco 6-7 (3), 1-6.