Greek teenager Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic to reach Rogers Cup quarter-finals

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.

Djokovic was chasing his fifth Rogers Cup title but was beaten in three sets by Tsitsipas, who turns 20 this weekend.

Nadal, who lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals last month, beat former Grand Slam victor Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 (7-4) in Toronto.

"I thought I found pretty good accuracy and angles with the first serve, and also my second serve worked pretty well".

This time previous year, Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas had yet to record a victory on the ATP World Tour.

The rain, which started up again with a fury after Djokovic's one-hour, 25-minute win, also caused a venue switch from centre court to the grand stand for Canadian Denis Shapovalov's late afternoon match against 14th-seed Fabio Fognini.

'It was a good match, a very positive victory for me over a tough opponent, ' Nadal said. "It wasn't that great of a match".

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

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

"But I remained calm, I tried few things that I didn't try before".

Djokovic, 31, took 84 minutes on Wednesday to advance with seven aces and two breaks of serve while never facing a break point against Toronto-based wild card Polansky, the world number 121.

He held serve to open the set and wrong-footed Djokovic after the veteran served at deuce, setting up an overhead smash for the advantage before a brilliant backhand victor secured a 2-0 lead. "So I'll just play my game, be patient". Commenting on an eventual match against the Serb, Polansky said: 'His game style, he's a little bit better for me, let's say, compared to when I play (Roger) Federer second round just because Federer takes the ball so early and really puts a lot of pressure on you with that', admitted Polansky, who lost to Federer at last year's Rogers Cup.

"Honestly I'm not sure what he said".

The world No. 27 is on quite the roll coming in from Washington where he made his fourth career ATP semifinals.

Tsitsipas, who beat Austrian seventh seed Dominic Thiem in the second round here, will next face Zverev after the second seed beat Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-2.

The 13-time Grand Slam title victor has now won 21 of his last 24 matches after a rollercoaster start to 2018 which saw him go 6-6.

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