What does Stefanos Tsitsipas admire most about Roger Federer?

No. 3 in the Greek World Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the ATP Tour’s most promising new-generation players. His one-handed backhand and contemplative demeanour have undoubtedly added to the allure of men’s tennis.

Even avid tennis fans, however, are unaware of some aspects of him, particularly his admiration for the legend Roger Federer.

Fans have drawn comparisons between Tsitsipas and Federer since he first joined the Tour. In fact, the two ATP players clashed twice on the court, with a 2-2 tie in both meetings.

When Tsitsipas was recently asked to choose a game from the past that he’d like to watch as a spectator, he chose a classic Federer showdown.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas admires Federer. Source: tenniscircus.com

Roger Federer and Pete Sampras’s Wimbledon 2001

Every tennis player aspires to play at Wimbledon, and fans aspire to watch Roger Federer on the grass.

Naturally, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, hopes to be the same. His decision, though, is out of the usual.

Tsitsipas chose the fourth-round encounter between Roger Federer and Pete Sampras at Wimbledon in 2001 to solve the question.

It was an important battle, as it marked the beginning of the transition from old to new champion.                                                              

Federer defeated Sampras 7-6(7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-5 in this match. It was also the first and only occasion the two greatest tennis players ever met on a tennis court.

Most tennis fans would undoubtedly agree with Tsitsipas’ match selection. Aside from that, the Greek God disclosed his favorite band as a kid and his favorite athlete who isn’t a tennis player.

Tsitsipas selected Coldplay as his favorite band as a kid in another #AskStefanos question. It does, in fact, go well with his upbeat disposition.

Outside of tennis, Tsitsipas selected NBA great and fellow Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo as his favorite player. Aside from that, the two are good friends and encourage one other.

Stefanos recently lost in the finals of the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. However, it had no bearing on his position in the ATP Finals.

Overall, Tsitsipas is optimistic about his chances in Paris and subsequently in Turin for the year-end championships. Let’s see if he can replicate his success from last year.

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