Australian Open: Men's World Number 117 Knocks Out Defending Champion
Defending champion and world number 2, Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117, Denis Istomin in the second round of the 2017 Australian Open.
It is the first time Djokovic, 29, has lost in the second round of a Grand Slam since 2008 at Wimbledon.
It is only the second time in seven years that Djokovic has lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 - his defeat by Juan Martin del Potro, ranked 145th, at the Rio Olympics in 2016 being the other occasion.
He deserved to win. No doubt, he was a better player in the clutch moments, said Djokovic.
Many things came together for him today and he's a well-deserved winner. There's not much I could do.
It is the biggest win of my career and means so much, now I feel I can play with these guys and be with them on the same level.
From the third set I had cramp in my leg, I don't know how I held it. I was playing so good. I surprised myself.