It was only the second time in the Serbian career that he won only three games in one game, the last time at the 2005 Australian Open against Marat Safin.
To make the result even more incredible, it is the first time in his career that Djokovic has lost to a lucky loser who, despite his loss in qualifying, made it into the main draw of the tournament.
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Sonego, ranked 42 in the world, took just 68 minutes to dismantle Djokovic and only suffer his third defeat this season.
. “I am making good progress with today’s result and look to the next chapter.”
After the joint heaviest loss of his career, Novak Djokovic said that clinching the year end No 1 did affect his performance today:— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) October 30, 2020
"I've done what I needed to do and why I came here. I move on completely fine with today's result and looking to the next chapter."
Sonego meets Brit Dan Evans in the semifinals. Evans defeated the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday 7: 6 (7: 3) 4: 6: 6: 3.
Next up for Djokovic is the prestigious ATP final, which will take place in London for the last time. There he wants to win a sixth individual title, which would tie Roger Federer’s record.
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