Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Tsitsipas Overcomes Roger Federer
Roger Federer’s rule as Australian Open defending champion was ended by a motivated Stefanos Tsitsipas who thundered again from a set down to end to achieve his first grand slam quarter-final.
Tsitsipas delivered the greatest triumph of his vocation to win 6-7 (11-13) 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 7-6 (7-5). This was Federer’s 2nd loss since 2016 at Melbourne Park, where he suffered defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the 2016 semi-finals.
The 20-year-old Greek was given a period infringement in the principal game, however was resolute, sparing each of the 12 break focuses he confronted – incorporating four set focuses in the second – to walk into the last eight.
Federer beat Tsitsipas in their solitary past gathering, at the Hopman Cup prior this month, however the fourteenth seed was not broken in that challenge and the rising star held his nerve on this event to break new ground.
The 20-time grand slam champion, Federer made 55 unforced errors compared to the sublime world number 15 who hit 62 winners and made 36 unforced blunders at a stuffed Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.
Tsitsipas will presently confront Roberto Bautista Agut in the wake of closure Federer’s mission to wind up the primary man to win the competition multiple times and guarantee the 100th ATP visit title of his bewildering profession.
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