Novak Djokovic was surprisingly eliminated on Friday in the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Vienna.

The number one in the world suffered one of the biggest defeats of his career against the Italian 'lucky loser' Lorenzo Sonego: 2-6 and 1-6.

The 33-year-old Djokovic started his match against Sonego dramatically and was immediately broken twice.

The seventeen-time Grand Slam winner lost the first set in 32 minutes.

Sonego also immediately took a break lead in the second company.

He gave his opponent just one more game in the future and decided the game in an hour and ten minutes.

Never before has Djokovic won only three games in a match over two sets.

In 2005 he only took three games at the Australian Open against Marat Safin: 0-6, 2-6 and 1-6.

The Serb suffered his third defeat of the season against Sonego.

Earlier this year, he was disqualified in the eighth finals of the US Open against Spaniard Pablo Carre├▒o Busta for hitting a ball against a linesman and he had no chance against Rafael Nadal in the final battle of Roland Garros.

Sonego lost in the last qualifying round to Slovenian Aljaz Bedene.

Due to a cancellation, he was still allowed to participate in the main tournament on the hard court in Vienna.

In the semi-final battle, the number 42 in the world meets the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov or the Briton Daniel Evans.


Sonego the STUNNER ­čĹĆLucky loser Lorenzo Sonego stuns Novak Djokovic out of Vienna, 6-2, 6-1.



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Thiem and Medvedev also eliminated

The curtain also fell in the Austrian capital for defending champions Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev.

The second-placed Thiem had to acknowledge his superiority in front of his own audience with 6-7 (5) and 2-6 in the Russian Andrey Rublev, who won the title in St. Petersburg last weekend.

Medvedev, the number four on the placement list, was surprised with 4-6 and 6-7 (5) by South African Kevin Anderson, who has dropped to the 111th place in the world ranking.

In the last four, Rublev and Anderson face each other.