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Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic saw his bid for a fifth Rogers Cup triumph ended by a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in Toronto.

The big-serving sixth-ranked South African hit 15 aces and won 86 per cent of first serves in en route to the 7-5 6-3 victory.

The World No.27 is through to the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final of his career.

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.

Tsitsipas will now move on to the quarter-finals of the "Rogers Cup" to fave Alexander Sverev, who recently knocked him out of the "Washington Open" semis.

A confident Tsitsipas sent a blistering forehand to the back corner while the ninth-seeded Serbian was heading the other way on his first match point, looking at his box in disbelief.

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Cilic beat 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-2.

The 19-year-old who has been on fire also reached the fourth of the Wimbledon championships this year only to lose to American John Isner.

But Djokovic quickly built a lead in the tie-break and, although Tsitsipas threatened a fightback with further measured returns, the gap proved too great to bridge, taking the match to a decider with his third set point. "I knew I was playing pretty good today".

Milos Raonic of Canada was scheduled to follow Djokovic's win on center court, but that match was delayed by rain. "I just patiently waited for the moment and it happened".

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3), and Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4.

His trademark retrieving skills were on display throughout the match but Tsitsipas used strong groundstrokes to push the pace and force Djokovic to fully stretch on several rallies.

Play continues through Sunday at the US$5.94-million tournament on the York University campus.

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