Novak Djokovic was crushed by Alex de Minaur as Serbia misplaced to Australia within the United Cup quarter-finals.
World primary Djokovic acquired remedy to his proper wrist in his 6-4 6-4 defeat by the Australian in Perth.
It was the Serb’s first defeat in Australia since 2018 and comes 11 days earlier than he begins the defence of his Australian Open title from 14 January.
Ajla Tomljanovic beat Natalija Stevanovic within the second match of the tie to safe Australia’s victory.
They’ll meet Germany or Greece within the final 4.
Djokovic wanted remedy on a wrist concern throughout Serbia’s victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday and had extra remedy earlier than world quantity 12 De Minaur broke serve late within the first set.
De Minaur broke once more for a 4-3 lead within the second set and, regardless of saving three match factors, Djokovic was unable to get again on phrases.
High seeds Poland reached the semi-finals with a cushty win over China – Hurbert Hurkacz eased previous Zhang Zhizhen 6-3 6-4 and girls’s world primary Iga Swiatek beat Zheng Qinwen 6-2 6-3.
Greece secured their quarter-final spot by beating Canada with Stefanos Tsitsipas overcoming Steven Diez 6-2 6-3 and Maria Sakkari sealing a 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 victory over Leylah Fernandez.
Caroline Garcia and Adrian Mannarino guided France into the quarter-finals by beating Italy’s Jasmine Paolini and Lorenzo Sonego respectively. They’ll face Norway with the winner assembly Poland.