Roger Federer beaten by young Greek star

Roger Federer beaten by young Greek star

Roger Federer beaten by young Greek star

Stefanos Tsitsipas' coach Patrick Mouratoglou reveals the secrets behind an incredible win over Roger Federer at the Australian Open and answers the big question: can he win the title?

During his post match television interview Tsitsipas said, "I haven't seen such a loud crowd in my entire life". I have a huge passion for Roger Federer, a great respect for Rafael Nadal and I am interested in the newcomers. It was a dream come true facing him. "They really want it as bad as me". That's what you need to do to get to the next level.

"This match point is going to stay - I'm pretty much sure - forever, for the rest of my life".

"It definitely didn't go the way I was hoping on the break points", a despondent Federer told reporters immediately after his hopes of winning a record seventh Australian Open were shattered.

In short, he was not unlike the Federer of the early 2000s who crashed through the game's titans with fearless abandon and condemned a 35-year-old Andre Agassi to defeat in the 2005 U.S. Open final. Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during the match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.

At least Federer was able to crack a joke when asked whether Tsitsipas reminds him of a younger version of himself, replying: "He has a one-handed backhand".

Last year saw him take out the Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan, beating Australia's Alex de Minaur in the decider, and claim the ATP most improved player of the year award.

Tsitsipas, seeded 14, became the first Greek in history to reach the quarter-finals of a Slam where he will meet Spain's 22nd seed Roberto Bautista Agut. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas is likely to have several hundred Greek fans at Rod Laver Arena if it's anything like his first few matches. Tsitsipas went 1-for-3 in that category, coming through in the last game of the third set.

Rafa Nadal subdued Alex de Minaur 6-1 6-2 6-4 in their third round clash at the Australian Open on Friday after dominating the home town's top-ranked male player. She had never won a Grand Slam match before this year.

In another coup for the circuit's young guns, unseeded American Frances Tiafoe celebrated his 21st birthday with a muscular four-set win over 20th seed Grigor Dimitrov from Bulgaria.

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