Australian Open defending champion Roger Federer’s was thrashed out of the Australian Open by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas at Rod Laver Who was not born when Federer made his professional debut in tennis.
The Young Greek defeated 6-7 (11) 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (5) to move through to a first grand slam quarter-final.
Tsitsipas produced a stunning display of tennis in front of a packed house in the Melbourne Arena and forced Federer into making errors. With his power strokes and exceptional and confident net play, Tsitsipas’s gritty play earned him the victory.
“I lost to a better player who was playing very well tonight. Hung in there, gave himself chances at some point, stayed calm. It’s not always easy, especially for younger guys. Credit to him for taking care of that,” Federer said after the match.