Roger Federer tennis season
Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew due to injury, organizers said on Wednesday.
ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas, 21, will meet either Canadian 32nd seed Milos Raonic or Cristian Garin of Chile in the third round, having never faced either opponent before.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas returns the ball to Andrey Rublev from Russia during the first day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday. Tsitsipas defeated Rublev 6-3, 6-4 in less than 70 minutes and will now face Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-final. [AP]
Stefanos Tsitsipas kept his nerve in the key moments to beat six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals.
Tsitsipas saved 11 of 12 break points and took advantage of an error-filled performance from Federer, who continually put his opponent under pressure only to come up short when it mattered.
In their major 49th duel, Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic after 72 minutes of play with a 6-4, 6-3 win.
Federer finished second in Group Bjorn Borg, behind Austrian Dominic Thiem, who beat both Federer and Djokovic earlier this week.
Grigor Dimitrov's victory over Roger Federer in the US open quarterfinal clash with a 0-7 record against 19-time major champion had surprised many, maybe himself as well, as nothing indicated something like that could have happened.
Stan Wawrinka edged Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 on Sunday after 5 hours, 9 minutes to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years.
The 24th-seeded Wawrinka saved 22 of 27 break points, including 8 of 8 in the fifth set, against No. 6 seed Tsitsipas.