After 4 hr 47min Novak Djokovic has crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round to world No 117 Denis Istomin in five sets (7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.).
Uzbekistan’s Istomin won the first set but Djokovic fought back to win the next two. However, The 30-year-old player won a tie break in the fourth to take it to a deciding set.
Istomin broke early in the set and that was enough as he served out the match to claim one of the most famous wins in his career.
“I feel sorry for Novak. I was playing so good today. I want to thank my team and my mum. Thank you guys the crowd, you were amazing.
“There’s so much emotion on my mind so I cannot hold it, but thanks so much for coming to support me. In third set I had cramp, but I was physically pretty normal today,” said Istomin after the match.