Djokovic stunned by Greek teen Tsitsipas in Toronto

Nadal routs Paire to reach third round in Toronto

Nadal routs Paire to reach third round in Toronto

He won on a third-set tie-break - his second in as many days - 7-6 (7-1) 3-6 7-6 (7-4).

The favourite was much improved in the second set but still could not shake off Tsitsipas, needing to save two late break points as his opponent closed on victory.

Tsitsipas saved two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 victory over second-seeded defending champion Alexander Zverev, and the top-seeded Nadal beat sixth-seed Marin Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

"I'm happy to see Stan playing well again".

"But I remained calm, I tried few things that I didn't try before".

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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.

Tsitsipas would not be brushed aside, though, and a huge shot down the line sealed an early break in the third, before fighting back in a sublime hold that prompted Djokovic to smash his racket.

Tsitsipas, who beat seventh-seeded Dominic Thiem and ninth-seeded Novak Djokovic earlier in the week, became the youngest player to beat three top-10 players at one tournament since Rafael Nadal - who was also 19 - did it at Monte Carlo in 2006.

"It's a dream of any kid out there in this world, any kid that's playing tennis, to beat these kinds of players, so I can call it the best moment of my life", a shocked Tsitsipas said in an on-court interview. "If we would have played best-of-five, that's what the score should have been". "I just played not that great".

"I feel very proud for me, myself, and my country".

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Tsitsipas struggled with a first-serve percentage of 47 per cent, well below Zverev at 70 per cent.

"The level of tennis today, in my opinion, was not the highest - it was alright", Tsitsipas said. He rose to prominence previous year with a stellar run at the Rogers Cup in Montreal that ended with a semifinal loss to eventual champion Alex Zverev.

Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov went down to Robin Haase, losing 7-5, 6-2, ending local interest.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., was scheduled to follow Djokovic's win on centre court but that match was also delayed.

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