Toronto Masters: Stefanos Tsitsipas stuns Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

"It's a dream of any kid out there in this world, any kid that's playing tennis, to beat these kinds of players, so I can call it the best moment of my life", a shocked Tsitsipas said in an on-court interview.

Djokovic was seeded ninth in Toronto. I don't know about giving two away in your home country, regardless to a top player.

Djokovic, the victor of 30 career Masters titles. will next face either seventh seed Dominic Thiem, who has yet to step on to a hard court this summer with the US Open just over a fortnight away, or rising Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Auger-Aliassime was coming off the biggest win of his career, downing No. 18 Lucas Pouille of France in straight sets on centre court on Tuesday. Maybe if I played Chung it could be a little bit just having the home crowd support.

"It was a good match, a very positive victory for me over a tough opponent", Nadal said. "Even one spot for me is a big thing", he said. "It wasn't that great of a match".

South Africa's Anderson, who Djokovic beat in this year's Wimbledon final, saw off Belarus's Ilya Ivashka 7-5, 6-3.

He took advantage of a Djokovic unforced error for an early break at 4-2 and used a few 210-km/h serves to take the first set by holding at love.

"I'll take it as a good experience and look forward to the next event".

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Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3); Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4; and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., - the only Canadian player remaining in the tournament - was to face Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Thursday evening.

Djokovic has been stunned by the teenager Tsitsipas in Toronto.

'That break [in the third set] was everything.

Bulgarian fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov required nearly two and a half hours to subdue Frances Tiafoe of the United States 7-6 (7/1), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4). "I feel like I'm playing well", Zverev said. He rose to prominence past year with a stellar run at the Rogers Cup in Montreal that ended with a semifinal loss to eventual champion Alexander Zverev.

Tsitsipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, relied on his serve and forehand combination to get by Djokovic, who was competing in his first tournament since collecting his 13th grand slam title at the All England Club last month.

Tsitsipas, ranked 27, spent just over two hours in advancing to the first Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career.

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