What a news tennis enthusiasts woke upto! Six time Australian open champion, Novak Djokovic is knocked out of the tournament which made him one of the greatest. He was defeated by World number 117, Denis Istomin 7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. Along similar lines, The Sportsrush takes a look at the 5 greatest upsets in the Australian Open
1. Marat Safin vs Roger Federer, 2005 semifinals
Defending champion Roger Federer was on a roll in the early 2000s. Slowly moving towards another Grand Slam and unprecedented greatness, he was met with the firecracker named Marat Safin. Roger Federer had not dropped a set in this tournament and therefore, no one gave Safin a chance. However, the Russian had other ideas!
In this pulsating encounter, Safin came from a set down to match Roger point by point thereafter. The world number 4 survived match point and played some unbelievable tennis in the closing stages of the match. He would eventually prevail 5-7 6-4 5-7 7-6 9-7. Definitely one of the 5 greatest upsets in the Australian Open!