Six-times champion Novak Djokovic has bowed out of the Australian Open, knocked out by South Korean Chung Hyeon.
Chung claimed a shocking 7-6(Four) 7-5 7-6(Three) victory towards the Serbian on Monday.
The 21-year-old Chung, ranked 58th on the earth, proved an immovable object, absorbing every thing the previous world primary might throw at him and returning it with curiosity.
Djokovic, grimacing often and flexing his elbow, dropped the opening 4 video games and though he clawed again the deficit, Chung took the opening set on the tiebreak.
Chung moved Four-1 forward within the second set however once more Djokovic recovered, solely to falter when serving at 5-6, netting a forehand on set level after Chung had proven unbelievable defensive expertise to remain alive within the rally.
Again Djokovic battled again from a break down within the third set to drive a tiebreak however Chung refused to let the 30-year-old Serb off the hook.
Chung hooked a mind-boggling forehand winner previous Djokovic to take a 5-Three lead within the tiebreak and when Djokovic netted a return it introduced up three match factors.
One was sufficient as Djokovic hit into the tramlines.
Chung will face unseeded American Tennys Sandgren for a spot within the semi-finals.
Sandgren had additionally surprised fifth seed Dominic Thiem in 5 units.