Novak Djokovic smashes racket during Monte Carlo meltdown

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Novak Djokovic smashes racket and throws another into the crowd during Monte Carlo meltdown against Philipp Kohlschreiber

Novak Djokovic lost his rag during his second-round Monte Carlo clash with Philipp Kohlschreiber after losing his serve.

The world No 1 smashed his racket into the clay three times as his emotions boiled over on Tuesday afternoon.

Djokovic was a set up and serving at 2-3 when he put a backhand volley wide to gift the break to his veteran opponent.

Novak Djokovic smashes his racket into the clay court at the Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic smashes his racket into the clay court at the Monte Carlo Masters

The world No 1 was incensed after he saw his serve broken by He was leading by a set and serving at 2-3 when forced to save two break points. But on the third break chance for Kohlschreiber, the Serbian put his backhand volley wide to gift the break to his opponent.

The world No 1 was incensed after he saw his serve broken by Philipp Kohlschreiber

Djokovic smashed his racket into the court three times during the second-round match

Djokovic smashed his racket into the court three times during the second-round match

The Serb broke straight break and they exchanged another two before the German broke to claim the second set 6-4 and take it into a deciding set.

He was also fortunate to avoid a point penalty after throwing his racket into the crowd.

A steward recovers Djokovic's racket and hands it back to him after he threw it into the crowd

A steward recovers Djokovic’s racket and hands it back to him after he threw it into the crowd

Djokovic tests out a new racket as he aims to calm himself during Tuesday's match

Djokovic tests out a new racket as he aims to calm himself during Tuesday’s match

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