The 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas has been on fire so far in 2018, heading to Toronto with 25 wins and as the Top 30 player, reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon and the semi-final in Washington last week where he lost to Alexander Zverev.
Talented Greek has kept his momentum and Toronto is another great tournament on his tally, defeating the four-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-7 6-3 in two hours and 20 minutes for his first Masters 1000 quarter-final! This was the fifth Top 10 win for Stefanos and he is getting closer and closer to a place inside the Top 20, earning all that after a dominant performance on serve against one of the greatest returners in history, fending off both break points he faced to keep the pressure on the other side of the net.
The Serb came to Toronto as Wimbledon champion but he hasn't played on that level, failing to impress in the first two matches and not finding his rhythm today either. Tsitsipas kept his backhand safe and he was the more aggressive player on the court, attacking from every opportunity to keep the points on his racquet and seal the deal in three sets.
He was the dominant figure in the opener, converting one of six break points in the opening set for a 6-3 and playing well in set number two as well. Novak saved two break points in the closing stages of the set to take it in the tie break but he couldn't stay on the same level with a teenager, losing serve in game two of the decider to finish his run in the third round.
Tsitsipas will now face Alexander Zverev or Daniil Medvedev for the place in the semis. Third round results: