Roger Federer Loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Four Sets
Only finding the opportunity to play against Roger Federer at a Grand Slam competition is an excite for some a youthful tennis player. Beating Federer? All things considered, that is an entire other story.
Federer’s offered for a third sequential Australian Open title finished in an astounding 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) misfortune Sunday night to 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the main player from Greece to achieve a noteworthy quarterfinal.
“Roger is a legend of our game. Such a great amount of regard for him. He demonstrated such great tennis throughout the years. I’ve been loving him since the age of 6,” Tsitsipas said. “It was a blessing from heaven for me … simply confronting him. Succeeding at the end? I can’t depict it, you know.”
The key detail Sunday night: Federer neglected to change over any of 12 break point openings. Tsitsipas went 1-for-3 in that classification, coming through in the last round of the third set.
“I have monstrous second thoughts,” Federer said.
At 37, Federer was the most established man left in the field and was offering to end up the most seasoned man to achieve the quarterfinals in Australia since Ken Rosewall, who was 43, in 1977.
Tsitsipas, a slender person who kept his scraggly hair set up with a pink headband, was the most youthful man in the fourth round this year.
He lost his opening match a year back, when Federer grabbed his 6th Australian Open title and twentieth Grand Slam title generally speaking.
At any rate Federer could split a joke when solicited whether Tsitsipas reminds him from a more youthful form of himself, answering: “He has a one-gave strike. What’s more, I used to have long hair, as well.”
This one was a spine chiller from start to finish, both as far as the high caliber and engaging style of play from the two men – something since quite a while ago expected of Federer. The world is as yet realizing what the fourteenth seeded Tsitsipas can do. His delicate hands work well for him on volleys, and he’s that uncommon man who will press forward as frequently as Federer does and will have almost as much achievement.