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

GREEK teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas has sent Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic packing in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Canada with a stunning 6-3 6-7 (7-5) 6-3 win.

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, looking at his box in disbelief.

“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.

“I never expected to beat such a top-ranked player and such a high-respected player like Novak.

The Greek teen made some crucial errors near the end of the second set that allowed Djokovic, a four-time winner of the tournament, to set up a decider.

However, Tsitsipas did well to break Djokovic for a 2-0 lead in the third set and never looked back.

Tsitsipas will next face either second seed Zverev or Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic was seeded ninth in Toronto. He has won the Rogers Cup in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2016


Tsitsipas will next face either second seed Zverev or Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev.

In other results, fourth seed and Wimbledon runner-up Kevin Anderson downed Ilya Ivashka of Belarus in straight sets.

The big-serving sixth-ranked South African hit 15 aces and won 86 per cent of first serves in en route to the 7-5 6-3 victory.

Grigor Dimitrov had a tougher time in his round-of-16 match against American Frances Tiafoe.

He won on a third-set tie-break - his second in as many days - 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 7-6 (7-4).

Dimitrov and Anderson will face each other on Friday for the eighth time. Dimitrov has won six of those matches.

German defending champion Alexander Zverev is playing world No.68 Daniil Medvedev later on Thursday.


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