Novak Djokovic bundled out of Canadian Open by unheralded teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic bundled out of Canadian Open by unheralded teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas

"He just played better in the decisive moments", Novak Djokovic said.

Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrates on his way to defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during Rogers Cup tennis tournament action in Toronto on Thursday August 9, 2018.

"I was waiting and I grabbed him like a bulldog and I stuck there", Tsitsipas said.

Djokovic, the victor of 30 career Masters titles. will next face either seventh seed Dominic Thiem, who has yet to step on to a hard court this summer with the US Open just over a fortnight away, or rising Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas called his knockout of Djokovic, "the best match of my career. I just tried to stay focused". It was Tsitsipas' second Top-10 win of the week as he ousted Dominic Thiem on Wednesday in straight sets. "So just all in all, it wasn't that great of a match".

In other matches, fourth seed South Kevin Anderson beat Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka 7-5 6-3 and fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced with a 7-6 (1) 3-6 7-6 (4) win over American Frances Tiafoe.

Khachanov beat eighth-seeded John Isner of the United States 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), and Haase topped Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5, 6-2.

In the other quarterfinal, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation will play Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

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He took advantage of a Djokovic unforced error for an early break at 4-2 and used a few 210-km/h serves to take the first set by holding at love.

Djokovic, 31, took 84 minutes on Wednesday to advance with seven aces and two breaks of serve while never facing a break point against Toronto-based wild card Polansky, the world number 121. "It gave me the win at 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.

"6-3, 6-4, (it was) probably a little closer than the scoreline said. I feel like I'm playing well", Zverev said.

Tsitsipas, who turns 20 on Sunday, relied on his serve and forehand combination to get by Djokovic, who was competing in his first tournament since collecting his 13th grand slam title at the All England Club last month.

Tsitsipas will face second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, the defending champion coming off a tournament victory last week in Washington that included a semifinal win over Tsitsipas. "Even one spot for me is a big thing", he said.

Nadal was made to work harder in the second where the players exchanged breaks over six consecutive games before the world number one finally held in the ninth to seal the match when Paire sent a service return wide.

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