Defending champion Roger Federer crashed out of Australian Open 2019 in the fourth round after going down to Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who became the first Grand Slam quarter-finalist from Greece. After going down in the first set, the 20-year-old bounced back as he went on to defeat 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer 6-7(11) 7-6(3) 7-5 7-6(5) under the lights of Rod Laver Arena.
The Swiss ended his bid for a record seventh Australian Open on a day of upsets that also saw second seed Angelique Kerber crash out. Tsitsipas will play 22nd-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the semi-finals.
Here are some of the best reactions after Tsitsipas knocked out Federer from the Australian Open:
— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) 20 January 2019
Thanks @StefTsitsipas @rogerfederer , that was sport entertainment at its best . Dynamic full court tennis . Congrats @StefTsitsipas , attacking tennis with such mature composure on the big stage @AustralianOpen . ????
— roger rasheed (@roger_rasheed) 20 January 2019
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) 20 January 2019
O M G
— Maria Sakkari (@mariasakkari) 20 January 2019
— Pat Cash (@TheRealPatCash) 20 January 2019
Never happy watching Federer lose, but if someone deserved to win today then it’s this young man #Tsitsipas
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) 20 January 2019
Speaking after the match, Tsitsipas said, “I haven’t seen such a loud crowd in my life. Playing on RLA was a dream as a kid. The energy for me and Roger was incredible. I haven’t seen such a loud crowd in my life. Playing on RLA was a dream as a kid. The energy for me and Roger was incredible.”
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