Result: Novak Djokovic crashes out of Madrid Masters

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against David Ferrer during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 24, 2013
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World number one Novak Djokovic is out of the Madrid Masters after losing to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the second round.

Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Madrid Masters in three sets by Grigor Dimitrov.

Both players were well matched in the first set, each being broken once before heading into a tie-break, which the Bulgarian edged 8-6.

The world number 28 looked strong early in the second, breaking the Serb to take a 4-2 advantage, but the top seed got the break back to force another tie-break and level the match.

After saving three break points at the start of the third set, Dimitrov found his rhythm again to break the world number one and take a 2-0 lead.

Djokovic struggled to attack against the 21-year-old's serve and was broken again late in the set, allowing Dimitrov to secure the third 6-3 and progress to the third round, where he will face either Santiago Giraldo or Stanislas Wawrinka.

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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
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