Day 7 of Australian Open 2019 ended on a thrilling note when Greek’s Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated defending Champion Roger Federer and made way to the quarter final of the tournament.
In what was one of the most exciting matches in the tournament so far, the duo shared an incredible to and forth. Federer was looking strong with his forehand and tried to dominate the game throughout. He was even successful in the firs set when he quickly took control and ended up picking the first win to build pressure on his opponent.
But the 20-year old Greek was determined to keep the fight going until the very end. He struggled but bounced back and won the second set. By the third set, Tsitsipas has gained a lot of confidence and he started delivering impeccable serves to win the third set.
In lead by two sets, Tsitsipas was now aggressive in his approach. He remained patient to calculate each of Federer’s shot and then went on to return them with unexpected force. He kept the spectators on the edge of their seat while tackling the trick shots coming from his opponent who was the favourite to win. A determined Tsitsipas then went onto win the fourth set and eliminated his idol.
This incredible match between the two stirred storm on Social Media as everyone took to Twitter and other forums to hail the young Tsitsipas and the brilliance he showcased in his game today.
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2001 Wimbledon: 20 years old Roger Federer d. Pete Sampras in the fourth round
2019 Australian Open: 20 years old Stefanos Tsitsipas d. Roger Federer in the fourth round
— Troll Tennis (@TrollTennis) January 20, 2019
— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) January 20, 2019
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— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) January 20, 2019
Never happy watching Federer lose, but if someone deserved to win today then it’s this young man #Tsitsipas
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) January 20, 2019
“He’s in front of the mic a lot, so he’s always going to say stuff.” -Roger Federer not putting too much weight on John McEnroe calling it a ‘changing of the guard.’ #AusOpen
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