Cue the well-deserved praise for Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fast-rising Greek 19-year-old who today convincingly dismissed Wimbledon champ Novak Djokovic from the Rogers Cup, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3. Instead of lingering on this teenager’s breakout victory, or the searing forehand winner he hit to consolidate that third-set break, let’s focus on what came immediately after: a surgical racket demolition courtesy of Djokovic. He placed, he stomped, he picked it up.
A technical marvel. Long live crotchety Novak.