Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

Rafael Nadal

A former world No. 1, Djokovic is seeded ninth in the event he last won in 2016.

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 on Thursday.

Djokovic, coming off his fourth Wimbledon title, beat Canadian wild card Peter Polansky 6-3 6-4 after heavy morning rain in Toronto delayed the ATP Masters 1000 match by about an hour.

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

"I thought I found pretty good accuracy and angles with the first serve, and also my second serve worked pretty well. In the moments when I probably needed to step it up, I did".

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.

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The Spanish world No 1 faces Nick Kyrgios' first-round conqueror Stan Wawrinka after the Swiss came from behind to battle past Marton Fucsovics.

However, Tsitsipas did well to break Djokovic for a 2-0 lead in the third set and never looked back. Italy's Fabio Fognini, the No. 14 seed coming off a victory at Los Cabos, fell out with a 6-3, 7-5 (14) loss to Canada's Denis Shapovalov.

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.

The 29-year-old Del Potro, seeded third in the tournament, was scheduled to play Robin Haase on Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, tournament officials announced that Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina had withdrawn because of a left wrist injury.

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3), and Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4.

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