The same could not be said for Karolina Pliskova, who cemented her status as one of the big favourites for Wimbledon by winning the women's title in Eastbourne.
Nick Kyrgios could be Australia’s next big shot at a grand slam title, but the 20-year-old’s disregard for rules and fiery temper threaten to derail his budding career.
There was plenty of crowd-pleasing big-hitting from the entertaining but erratic Monfils, which forced Djokovic into some trademark stoic defence on the baseline.
His greater consistency and ability to raise his game at key moments was key to a 14th win out of 14 over his lanky French Opponent.
A second break at 5-3 secured the first set but it was tougher for Djokovic in the second set.