4 Aug 2008

Djokovic ends Nadal's winning streak

11:52 am on 4 August 2008

Novak Djokovic handed No.1-in-waiting Rafael Nadal his first defeat in nearly three months, stunning the Spaniard 6-1 7-5 to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Serbian World number three seed snapped a 32-match win streak for Nadal, who was last defeated on May 7th.

Djokovic is re-emerging as a force in the game just two days after Roger Federer lost his grip on the top ranking after four-and-a-half years.

The Swiss star lost in the third round to Ivo Karlovic.