9 Aug 2014

Djokovic stunned in Toronto

11:01 am on 9 August 2014

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has handed world number one Novak Djokovic a shock third round defeat as the Rogers Cup in Toronto was rocked by upsets.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Wimbledon champion was joined at the exit by another grand slam winner, Australian Open champion and third seed Stan Wawrinka, who was beaten 7-6 7-5 by South African Kevin Anderson.

French 12th seed Richard Gasquet was also a third round casualty, pulling out of the tournament with abdominal pain and handing twice-Canadian champion Andy Murray direct passage into the quarter-finals.

A three-time winner on the Canadian hard courts, Djokovic never found his rhythm in Toronto, needing a third set tiebreak to get past France's Gael Monfils in his opening match.

Playing his first event as a married man, the Serb had reached the semi-finals or better in all seven tournaments he had played since a quarter-final loss at the Australian Open, winning titles at Indian Wells, Miami, Rome and Wimbledon, where he reclaimed the top ranking.