Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered the joint worst defeat of his career, losing 6-2 6-1 to Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in the quarter-finals of the Vienna Open.
It was only the second time in the Serb’s career that he has managed to win just three games in a match, the previous occasion coming against Marat Safin at the 2005 Australian Open.
To make the result all the more incredible, it is the first time in his career that Djokovic has lost to a lucky loser, a player given a place in the tournament’s main draw despite losing in qualifying.
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Sonego, ranked No. 42 in the world, took just 68 minutes to dismantle Djokovic and inflict only