Tsitsipas defeats Djokavic and advances into Quarter Finals of Masters 1000 event

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Greece’s tennis superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off the biggest upset so far at this year’s Rogers Cup in Toronto, defeating reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 on Thursday afternoon.

Tsitsipas, the 19-year-old rising star, took two hours and 17 minutes to beat Djokovic in his first-ever match against the ninth-seeded Serbian, a winner of four Canadian Open titles and a 13-time Grand Slam champion.

This comes after his victory over seventh-seeded Austrian Dominic Thiem and has advanced to the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event for the first time.

Tsitsipas reached his first ATP World Tour final earlier this year at a clay-court event Barcelona, losing to Spanish great Rafael Nadal in the championship match.

In Friday’s quarter-finals in Toronto, he will take on 21-year-old German No. 2 seed Alexander Zverev, who defeated Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.