Shanghai, Oct 11 (AFP/APP): World number one Novak Djokovic was stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets on Friday.
He will now play another highly promising talent in his Saturday semi-final match against 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev.
The seventh-ranked Tsitsipas recovered from losing the opening three games in just seven minutes to shock the reigning champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
He sealed the deal with a gleeful smash and held both arms aloft. Tsitsipas has now defeated the top-ranked Serbian twice in their three matches — further proof that the 21-year-old is a serious contender at
the top of men’s tennis.
After a dreadful start, he found his feet in the second set, winning on a tie break, then went 3-1 up in the decider when Djokovic planted his forehand wide on the third break point.
It was a double celebration for the young Greek, who has also confirmed his place in the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals.