Peter Polansky explains why he could beat Novak Djokovic

Peter Polansky explains why he could beat Novak Djokovic

Djokovic was seeded ninth in Toronto.

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

His trademark retrieving skills were on display throughout the match but Tsitsipas used strong groundstrokes to push the pace and force Djokovic to fully stretch on several rallies. "But I just played not that great, especially from the baseline.

I've known him, I've practised with him, but I've never played an official match so definitely not easy to find a rhythm from the beginning of the match", Djokovic said.

The Greek teen made some crucial errors near the end of the second set that allowed Djokovic, a four-time victor of the tournament, to set up a decider.

"I remained tough", Tsitsipas said.

"I didn't return well".

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3); Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4; and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

South Africa's Anderson, who Djokovic beat in this year's Wimbledon final, saw off Belarus's Ilya Ivashka 7-5, 6-3. (The early break in the third set) was everything.

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TORONTO-Stefanos Tsitsipas has been looking virtually unstoppable in recent weeks.

"But the crowd on the grand stand, I think they helped me a lot because it was so ecstatic, it was so energetic because it's so compact and it actually bothered Fognini quite a bit, especially toward the end".

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.

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

He won on a third-set tie-break - his second in as many days - 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 7-6 (7-4).

"I was serving well so that break was everything", Tsitsipas said.

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. He'll next face second-seeded defending champion Alexander Zverev of Germany, a 6-3, 6-2 victor over Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

For the resident of Athens, who arrived in Toronto fresh off a run to the semi-finals in Washington where he lost to German world number three Alexander Zverev, the win is the latest in a breakthrough campaign during which he has reached the quarter-finals or better at seven ATP main tour events.

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