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Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic in Toronto

"He just played better in the decisive moments", Novak Djokovic said.

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

"I know how many friends wanted to come out today and how many fans were looking forward to seeing me on centre court this week", said Shapovalov, who grew up in nearby Richmond Hill, Ont.

Second seed Alexander Zverev, the holder, lined up a re-run of last week's Washington semi-final as he again takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas. It was the best win of my career'. "I just tried to stay focused".

"Very positive victory for me against a very tough opponent", Nadal. It was Tsitsipas' second Top-10 win of the week as he ousted Dominic Thiem on Wednesday in straight sets. "It wasn't that great of a match".

He next faces Wimbledon runner-up and fourth seed Kevin Anderson who defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 6-3 to also make the last-eight.

Del Potro, who had a bye in the first round after reaching the Los Cabos final last week, was set to play Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, the victor last week in Washington, beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4, and fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa edged Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (0).

The 31-year-old Fognini spouted some words towards an energetic Shapovalov during the changeover after his third break, but Shapovalov said he didn't understand him.

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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.

'But I remained calm.

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

"It's true that we had a clinker", he told Tennis World, "but time has gone since when we lift the spirits".

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.

Fellow Canadian Milos Raonic, meanwhile, saw his tournament end with a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1 loss to No. 41 Frances Tiafoe of the United States in a match that was also delayed and interrupted by heavy rain that wreaked havoc on the day from the outset.

Nick Kyrgios has lost to former world No.3 and one-time sparring partner Stan Wawrinka in the opening round of the ATP Masters 1000 event in Canada.

Djokovic, a 13-time Grand Slam champion, couldn't claw back and eventually seemed resigned to the result, even smiling a few times in the final game.


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