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Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto

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Goku qualified for the final after beating hard to beat world number one Rafael Nadal 3-2, while Anderson rose to the final after a dramatic victory over American John Eisner the same result. "I feel like I'm playing well", Zverev said.

Speaking after his Rogers Cup exit, Djokovic said: 'I just played not that great, especially from the baseline.

Tsitsipas set up match point with a scorching cross-court victor before completing the victory in 2 hours, 17 minutes. And I actually thought I was playing bad the whole match.

The Spaniard beat Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 7-5 7-6 and will play Croatia's world number seven Marin Cilic in the next round.

In other matches, fourth seed South Kevin Anderson beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 7-5, 6-3 and fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced with a 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) win over American Frances Tiafoe.

At 30-40, Zverev floated his second serve well long to end the match in two hours 27 minutes.

The Greek teenager, who will be celebrating his 20th birthday this Sunday humbled four-time champion Djokovic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 to book his place into the quarterfinals.

Even those not interested in sports in general have heard the name Novak Djokovic - such is his level of his success in the world of tennis. "If we would have played best-of-five, that's what the score should have been".

"But now I'm more familiar with his game".

"I mean, Denis is already established top 50 player, and he's making his way up", he added.

Tsitsipas let a double-break point opportunity slip at 4-4 in the second set, eventually giving up the game after back-to-back shanks.

Pointing out that Cincinnati remains the only Masters 1000 event which he did not win in his career, the 31-year-old said that he is looking forward to go there and put his best foot forward.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, whose original opponent Hyeon Chung withdrew with a back injury, was too good for Bosnian lucky loser Mirza Basic, winning 6-3 7-6 (7-3). He rose to prominence a year ago with a stellar run at the Rogers Cup in Montreal that ended with a semifinal loss to eventual champion Alex Zverev.

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