Italian tennis player Marco Cecchinato stunned the world when he defeated former world number 1, Novak Djokovic. The Italian downed the Serbian ace in 4 sets, taking the first 2, losing the 3rd and winning the 4th during the French Open quarterfinals.
In all honesty, not many were expecting a shock defeat at this stage. Many would have been hoping for a Nadal-Djokovic matchup for old time’s sake. But sadly for them, it wasn’t meant to be this year. Cecchinato will now face Dominic Thiem, who defeated Alexander Zverev earlier.
Here is how social media reacted to the match.
Watched the match between Djokovic and Cecchinato and I have to say that I was shocked how bad of a shape Djokovic was in. So many unforced errors in the fourth set and he looked as if he was struggling to remain in the match. Another shock was how good Cecchinato was playing.
— Rutger (@TaleFire) June 5, 2018
Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini have been wonderful for tennis in ?? over the past 10-13 years, but neither has managed to do what Marco Cecchinato has just done and reach a Grand Slam SF.
Fabio has been to one QF and Seppi has lost in the 4r six times#RG18
— Val Febbo (@VFebbo96) June 5, 2018
— Subham Dey (@dey_iamsubham) June 5, 2018
Djokovic throwing his toys out the pram saying he may not play the grass court season after losing to cecchinato today at the French open. Come on bro take the L with some class smh.
— Jason Blackshaw (@Jason94_MUFC) June 5, 2018
— Johnny (@JohnnyFizz89) June 5, 2018
— Sanika R (@lightningblue82) June 5, 2018
Heart of a Lion ?
Marco Cecchinato – The name… https://t.co/anzNxldtTi
— Ramakant Taparia (@ImRtaparia) June 5, 2018
— Bench Eye View (@BenchEye) June 5, 2018
— Pauline KV (@Pau_KV) June 5, 2018
Novak Djokovic beaten in French Open quarter-final 3-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-7 by Marco Cecchinato. #RG18
— Ebuka Akara (@ebuka_akara) June 5, 2018