Novak Djokovic knocked out of Rogers Cup by Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas

Paola Ditto
Agosto 10, 2018

A confident Tsitsipas sent a blistering forehand to the back corner while the ninth-seeded Serbian was heading the other way on his first match point to secure the win before looking at his box in disbelief.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic saw his bid for a fifth Rogers Cup triumph ended by a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto.

Rafael Nadal was made to wait before his second-round Rogers Cup match due to several rain delays but did his part to put the schedule back on track with a speedy 6-2 6-3 win over Frenchman Benoit Paire on Wednesday.

The match was played under threatening grey skies which eventually dumped heavy rain on the courts just after Djokovic wrapped up his win. "It's true that with my serve in the second set I had some troubles but my return was working well.it was more about the mistakes from the baseline in my opinion".

19 year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas pulls off the biggest win of his career with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory over Novak Djokovic at the Rogers Cup. Overall my game was so-and-so.

Tsitipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, beat the 13-time Grand Slam champion 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in two hours 18 minutes.

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, the victor last week in Washington, beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4, and fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa edged Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (0).

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina withdrew because of a left wrist injury.

Karen Khachanov upset 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4 7-6 (7-3), Ilya Ivashka toppled Ryan Harrison 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-1.

Del Potro had a bye into the second round and was scheduled to face Dutchman Robin Haase.

The Argentine, who looked to be in good form after reaching the final last week in Los Cabos, was replaced in the draw by Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.

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