Tsitsipas Reaches Title Match At The ATP Finals

Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals

LONDON, November 16, 2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the title match of the Nitto ATP Finals by knocking out Roger Federer, who was aiming to reach Sunday’s showpiece of the season-ending event for an 11th time and first since 2015. The 21-year-old Greek secured a breathtaking 6-3, 6-4 victory.

Tsitsipas broke Federer’s serve three times and won 53 per cent of the total points played to advance after one hour and 36 minutes.

“I’m so proud of myself today, it was a great performance,” Tsitsipas said during his post match on-court interview. “Sometimes in matches like these you wonder how you recover from difficulties and break point down. It is a mental struggle and I’m proud how many I saved today, I was trying not to give Roger an easy time. He was an inspiration as always. Playing him is the biggest honour I can have and today’s victory is probably one of my best moments of the season.”

Tsitsipas will now take on the winner of the second semi-final between defending champion Alexander Zverev and Austria’s Dominic Thiem, who play later on Saturday night. A year after winning the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, the debutant will hope to follow Zverev as the second successive 21-year-old champion at London’s O2-Arena.