For history and statistics: the traces left by Tabilo’s brilliant triumph over Djokovic

The best victory of the left-hander’s career left many milestones that remain in the memory of Chilean tennis.

Alexandre Tabilo write your own story. The Chilean will remain in the memory of Chilean tennis by winning an extraordinary victory. No he only beat Novak Djokovic in the third round of the Rome Masters 1000, but he overtook him . A landmark in the central courtyard of the Foro Italico, which breaks a series of sporting records.

The left-hander probably played the best game of his career. It was a perfect day against an unrecognizable Nole, who suffered one of the worst falls of his career. He even questioned his performance after the falling bottle he suffered last Friday.

The national team gave the Balkan tennis player his fastest fall on clay after 342 official matches played (one hour and seven minutes). Tabilo’s victory leaves behind a mark set by Roger Federer. The Swiss, in 2014, beat Djokovic 7-5 and 6-2 in the semi-final of the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, leaving him on the road in one hour and 15 minutes.

A triumph for memory and statistics

Meanwhile, Tabilo Not only did he achieve the best victory of his professional career, but he also became the second Chilean to defeat a world number one in the Open Era and the first in 17 years. Previous? Fernando González, who did it three times and against three different players . In 2003, he defeated Andre Agassi in the semi-final in Washington and Leyton Hewitt in the third round in Hamburg. Four years later, he achieved one of his most memorable victories. The 3-6, 7-6 and 7-5 against Roger Federer at the Shanghai Masters.

Not only did he replicate what Stone Hand achieved three times, but he even surpassed it, as He became the first national in the Open Era to defeat the leader of the ATP rankings without giving up any sets. . He also did not lose service or offer break points. . In fact, it was the second time in 16 years that a Chilean managed to take the set from a world number one. Last year, Nicolás Jarry achieved it against Carlos Alcaraz at Wimbledon. To return to the previous time, we have to go back to Roland Garros in 2008, when González lost in four sets against Federer.

The one born in Toronto skipped all the steps and blew away expectations, because This is also the first time he has beaten a top ten tennis player. He had already lost to Casper Ruud and Matteo Berrettini, both unsuccessfully. But now, He easily beat the world ranking leader and, for many, the best in history.

In this direction, Tabilo became the second Chilean to beat Djokovic (González in Cincinnati 2005 and Madrid 2006) and the first tennis player in history to eliminate him in Rome before the round of 16.

In addition, the left-hander managed to match his best mark in this type of competition. He will compete in the fourth round of a Masters 1000 for the second time in his career . His previous record came last year, in Indian Wells. NOW, will look to continue progressing in the Italian tournament against Karen Khachanov, world number 18 and her next rival in the round of 16.

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Source: Latercera

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