Novak Djokovic stunned by Dominic Thiem in French Open quarterfinals
No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after No. 6 seed Dominic Thiem defeated the defending champion 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
It was a convincing victory for the 23-year-old Thiem, who fought hard in the first set tiebreak against Djokovic but ran away with the match in the next two sets.
Djokovic's last Grand Slam title came a year ago at Roland Garros. He will drop out of the world's top two rankings for the first time since July 2011.
With the win, Thiem avenged his loss to Djokovic last month in the Rome semifinals. He moves into his second Grand Slam semifinal and second semifinal at Roland Garros, where he will play Rafael Nadal.
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