The hopes of finishing the year as world No 1 of novak Djokovic suffered a blow up with a Overcome by Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Rolex Shanghai Masters.
Tsitsipas has struggled in recent months but found his kind to produce a superb victory – .
Djokovic with all the Spaniard absent from Shanghai, had hoped to make up considerable ground in China and, sits at the top of the ranks but trails Rafa Nadal at the yearly standings.
He deserved the victory, Djokovic stated. He was the better player in the third and second sets. I started in the initial group, but I was not sharp.
[Stefanos] had the high-quality tennis and he played very well following his serve, that the Serb added on the ATP Tour site.
He was backing up his serve with very nice and aggressive initial shots at the rally. I didnt create him defend enough. I simply gave him sufficient time to actually dictate the play by the back of the court and then he deserved to win
Djokovic had won 24 straight sets in Asia, a week, a streak that included the name in Tokyo and previous years Shanghai Masters.
Tsitsipas success ensured next month, he will make his debut in London.
Elsehwere at the attraction, third-seed Daniil Medvedev conquer Fabio Fognini 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in a different quarter-final clash and Medvedev will be Tsitsipas semi-final competition.
The Russian is 40-1 on hard courts when hes won the first set and leads the tour 57 game wins this year. The only time after winning the first group that he dropped a hard-court game was from Gael Monfils in Rotterdam.
Prior to Fridays match, Fognini said Medvedev was one of the most reckless players.
If some leading players like Fabio can say that about me, it shows that I am on the great way, I am playing great, and its not simple to play me, Medvedev said.
Surely, yeah, thats what I tried to show now on the game and it worked out.