Roger Federer left the Australian Open at the FIFA World Cup. Number 14 in the scheme, Stefanos Tsitsipas won the biggest victory of his career and turned after 6: 7, 7: 6, 7: 5, 7: 6. So in the quarter-finals he would play Roberto Bautista Agut. As is known, Federer has been a champion in the last two years of the race.
"Roger is a legend in our sport, and he deserves respect, he has been my idol since I was six, a dream that came true for me," said the winner after almost four hours on the pitch.
During the match, Cycispas saved all 12 break points against six-time champions. So for the first time in 2009 in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournament we will see two athletes under the age of 21 – Cycispas and Francis Thiafo, who beat Grigor Dimitrov. Ten years ago this happened at the US Open with Marin Chilich and Juan Martin del Potro.
Ziccipas' biggest success was in Toronto when he beat four top tennis players – including Novak Djokovic.
Because of that defeat, Federer will go down to sixth. After the match he announced that he plans to play in the clay season in 2019.
Roberto Bautista Agut's next rival, Roberto Bautista Agut, also won an impressive five-set victory over the 2018 finalist in Melbourne, Marin Cilic.
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