The 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas won at the Australian Open against defending champion Roger Federer 6:7, 7:6, 7:5, 7:6 and the quarter-finals of the Australian Open reached. First of all, Federer had dominated the first two sets, in the second, however, several opportunities for a Break-not used – Tsitsipas won the Tiebreak.
From the Moment the Match turned in favour of the Greeks, ended the game after 3:45 hours. “I’m the happiest man in the world,” said Tsitsipas after the Match: “From the beginning, I believed in myself and my abilities. Roger is a legend, I analyze it, since I’m six years old. Stand against him, was a dream.” Tsitsipas is the first Greek tennis player to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.
HISTORY MADE@StefTsitsipas beats reigning champion Roger Federer 67(11) 76(3) 75 76(5) to become the first Greek player (man or woman) to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal #Pic.twitter.com/w2i6ejSKEB
— ITF (@ITF_Tennis) 20 AusOpen. January 2019
On Tuesday he has against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut play, of the previous year’s finalists Marin Cilic in the second round beaten.
Better than Federer, it was Nadal
Federer, who won the tournament in Melbourne in the past two years, had won his first three Matches in the tournament without losing a set. Against Tsitsipas, he had twelve chances to break unused, eight in the second set, he lost a close one. “I lost against a better player who has played very well,” said Federer after his departure.
With 20 titles, the tournaments, the 37-year-old Swiss became the most successful player in Grand Slam. A seventh success in Melbourne would have made him the sole record winner of the Australian Open.
Earlier, Rafael Nadal without losing a set against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych reached the quarter-finals. The Spaniard beat his opponent 6:0, 6:1, 7:6. In the quarterfinals Nadal will now face the American Frances Tiafoe. The World Ranking Of 39. in Melbourne for the first Time in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament. He won on his 21st birthday. Birthday against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, coached by Andre Agassi.
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