Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

Greece's Stephanus Titpas made his first victory in the tournament after the Wimbledon champion beat Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Rogers Tennis Cup in Toronto with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 win. "And to come out and just play, I mean, that's all I wanted", said ATP World Tour Finals champion Dimitrov.

'But I remained calm.

The World No.27 is through to the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career.

Tsitsipas will face fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa in Saturday's semifinals at Aviva Centre.

Anderson topped qualifier Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 6-3, and Dimitrov beat American Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (4).

In the third set, the teenager showed great composure to break for a 2-0 lead and then saved a break point for a 3-0 margin.

"He started putting some balls into the court", Zverev said. "I feel like I'm playing well", Zverev said.

"I'm very pleased, I needed a match like this".

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Tsitsipas set up match point with a scorching crosscourt victor before completing the victory in their first career meeting in two hours 17 minutes.

"I thought I served well in the moments when I really need it", Djokovic said. "Today was an absolutely pathetic match".

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

The tennis player further credited Tsitsipas for the victory and praised him for displaying commitment and discipline on the court. "If we would have played best-of-five, that's what the score should have been". I don't know about giving two away in your home country, regardless to a top player. Maybe if I played Chung it could be a little bit just having the home crowd support.

"Yeah, well, I mean, I must admit it was exciting, but it was also odd because, you know, he's a top player", he said. Even his win over Serbia's Djokovic was not pulled out of a hat. 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 Alex Zverev.

Second-seeded Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australian John Peers dispatched Americans Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the late doubles match.

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.

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