Roger Federer tennis season
Stefanos Tsitsipas forced legendary Novak Djokovic to play to his limits and bring out his best in order to be able to beat the Greek player
For the ninth time in his career and the third time in a row, in the grand final, the Serb defeated the fourth seed, the Russian Danilo Medvedev, with 114: 5, 6: 2, 6: 2, after 114 minutes of the game.
It was the 18th Grand Slam trophy for the first player in the world who is expected to break Roger Federer's record for the number of weeks at the top of the ATP list on March 8.
Daniil Medvedev still can't find a way to beat Gilles Simon, losing 6-4, 6-0 in the Open 13 quarterfinals on Friday for a third loss in three matches against the French veteran.
The US Open runner-up and top seed in Marseille dropped his serve five times against the 35-year-old Simon, after breaking him in the first game.
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.