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Tennis: Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Tennis: Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

16.11.2019

Tennis : Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach final at ATP Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas shocked six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the ATP Finals in his tournament debut on Saturday.

The Greek sixth seed, 17 years younger than his 38-year-old opponent, beat the Swiss at the Australian Open but had fallen to him twice since then.

Federer was unrecognisable from the player who dominated Novak Djokovic in his final round-robin match, struggling on serve and hitting a total of 26 unforced errors compared with just five against the Serbian.

"I really enjoyed myself on the court and sometimes in matches like these you wonder how you recover from difficulties and break point down.

"It is a mental struggle and I'm proud how many I saved today, I was trying not to give an easy time to Roger. He was playing well."

Federer was in deep trouble when Tsitsipas broke him to love in the third game of the second set but he finally made a break point count - his 10th, to level at 2-2.

At 5-4 down Federer knew he had to break Tsitsipas for only the second time in the match.

"I'm frustrated I couldn't play better, and when I did and fought my way back, I threw it away again," said the Swiss.

A year ago, Tsitsipas won the Next Gen ATP Finals. Now, on his tournament debut he is one match away from winning the season-ending event, featuring the year's best eight players.

Read more: CNA

Tennis: Tsitsipas shocks Federer to reach final of ATP FinalsLONDON (REUTERS) - Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned favourite Roger Federer to reach the final on his debut at the ATP Finals on Saturday (Nov 16), beating the six-time champion 6-3 6-4 at the O2 Arena.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Tennis: Federer thumps Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semisLONDON (REUTERS) - Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to end the year ranked number one.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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Tennis: Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating TsitsipasLONDON (AFP) - Rafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday (Nov 15) but faces an anxious wait to find out whether he will qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Tennis: Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating TsitsipasRafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday but faces an anxious wait to find out whether he will qualify for ...

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach semi-finalsLONDON: Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his ...

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