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Federer conqueror Tsitsipas returns with Sofia victory
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Federer conqueror Tsitsipas returns with Sofia victory

Published by , Thursday 02/07/19 22:54

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who stunned Roger Federer on his way to a shock appearance in the Australian Open semi-finals, made a winning return to action on Thursday when he defeated Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 to reach the Sofia Open quarter-finals.

Second seed Tsitsipas hit 10 aces on the way to victory in his first match since losing to Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals in Melbourne last month.

The world number 12 will face seventh-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils, who moved through by defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 7-5, 6-3 for a place in the last four.

"I will have to be careful," said Tsitsipas who stunned 20-time major winner Federer in the last-16 at the Australian Open.

"My opponent does unpredictable things on the court. Sometimes you don't expect things and he'd play, I'd say, with your mind.

"He has seen my game, I have seen his... I just need to be careful and be aware of what he's doing," the Greek star told www.atp.com.

Source: AFP

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This man is made from clay.. More so then the others. Well done King of clay 💪🏼
alihasan khan alihasan khan il y a 7 heures
That’s why he is still dominating after so many years. He’s never satisfied and is always looking to improve. A true role model and icon.
varun alluri varun alluri il y a 19 heures
Do you really think the favorite will win unless he suffers an unexpected upset? Risky prediction, I think we should ask Mr. Chess before going out on a limb.
Dsquared Dsquared il y a 20 heures
@ tennis007. I didn't know that, interesting.
VillageIdiotDan VillageIdiotDan il y a 1 jour
Of course. Doesn't require much lung power at all, but other muscles are used quite a lot.
Anticipate Anticipate il y a 2 jours
But, but that's not a great story for us media to write about...
Anticipate Anticipate il y a 2 jours