Roger Federer eliminated from Australian Open by 20-year-old Tsitsipas

Roger Federer has just been eliminated from the Australian Open by 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver Arena.

This is the second time in 16 years that Federer will fail to reach the last eight in Melbourne.

Roger Federer eliminated from Australian Open by 20-year-old Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was not born when Federer made his professional tennis debut, has rapidly established himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents in the game and backed it up spectacularly with a 6-7 (11) 7-6 (3) 7-5 7-6 (5) victory to move through to a first grand slam quarter-final.H

Tsitsipas, 20, saved all 12 of 37-year-old Federer’s break points on his way to a famous win.

Tsitsipas said: “Roger is a legend of the sport, (I have) so much respect for him. He showed such good tennis over the years. I’ve been idolising him since the age of six. It was a dream come true just being on Rod Laver facing him. Winning at the end, I cannot describe it.”

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