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Young Star Stuns Novak Djokovic With Brilliant Act of Sportsmanship

By Yahoo! Sports, 05/09/19, 12:00PM CDT

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After a Djokovic first serve was called out, Fritz conceded the point knowing it had clipped the line, not even bothering to tell Djokovic to use hawk-eye.

Novak Djokovic has again made light work of Taylor Fritz on clay, winning 6-4 6-2 to move into the third round at the Madrid Open. The World No.1 endured a disappointing Monte Carlo Masters last time out, but swept aside 21-year-old Fritz 6-3 6-0 en route to the quarter-finals, and this was another routine victory.

Fritz initially stayed with his opponent on serve but failed to put Djokovic under any sort of pressure, making the sole breakthrough of the opening set an increasing inevitability. The young American actually sabotaged his own cause early in the first set with a remarkable act of sportsmanship. After a Djokovic first serve was called out, Fritz conceded the point knowing it had clipped the line, not even bothering to tell Djokovic to use hawk-eye.

The brilliant moment won over fans.