Roger Federer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas; result, score, match updates and more

Roger Federer vs Stefanos Tsitsipas; result, score, match updates and more

Stefanos Tsitsipas produced the biggest win of his career to oust defending Australian Open champion Roger Federer and reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in his career, the youngest player left in the draw downing the oldest, 6-7 (11) 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (5).

This one was a thriller from beginning to end, both in terms of the high quality and entertaining style of play from both men - something long expected of Federer. From that standpoint, nothing new there. "I'm in a phase where I want to have fun and I've missed not doing it", he told reporters of the French Open.

This is the six-time champion's earliest exit from Melbourne and from any Grand Slam since 2015.

But if you set aside the win here past year and ask what else he did- I mean he lost to [Borna] Coric in Halle, [Alexander] Zverev too, so there are a lot of things a young guy can take from that as they don't have a head-to-head record to be intimidated by. 'He has a one-handed backhand and I used to have long hair, too.

'I lost to a better player who hung in there and stayed calm, credit to him. That was a good night for him tonight'.

"There are always multiple factors but it definitely didn't go the way I was hoping on break points", Federer said.

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If you ask me, out of the young guys, if you want someone who can transcend the sport of tennis, this is the guy.

"I have massive regrets tonight". I might not look the part, but I am.

"There's nothing really I can say to describe this", said the 20-year-old said after the win.

There was drama from the first game, when Tsitsipas was given two time violations, resulting in the loss of a first serve, and saved two break points.

"I didn't break him at the Hopman Cup either so something is going wrong".

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