Roger Federer tells Stefanos Tsitsipas what he'd like to see him do in career

Federer was asked about Tsitsipas at the Oscars.

by Dzevad Mesic
Roger Federer tells Stefanos Tsitsipas what he'd like to see him do in career
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Roger Federer received a pretty interesting question during his appearance at the Oscars as the Swiss tennis icon heaped praise on Stefanos Tsitsipas but also added he would like to see him elevate his game to another level when asked about the Greek. 

On Sunday, Federer and his wife Mirka were among the guests at the Oscars in Hollywood. Since it was a high-profile event, numerous journalists and reporters were also at the scene.

One reporter who had the luck to stumble upon former 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer didn't ask him about the Swiss' retirement, his rivalry with Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal but proceeded to ask him about Tsitsipas. 

"Of course, Tsitsipas is still doing well, and I hope he can do great this year and have another breakthrough," Federer can be heard answering to a reporter in a video posted on X. 

Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas
Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas© Getty Images Sport - Justin Setterfield

Federer's wish for Tsitsipas

When Tsitsipas was just starting several years ago, it didn't take long before he started beating top players and doing notable things - that was when he was tipped by many to win Grand Slams and reach the world No. 1 ranking one day. While Tsitsipas has been among the best players in the game for the past six years, he hasn't yet won a Grand Slam or reached the world No. 1 spot. 

Federer, who lost to Tsitsipas twice in 2019, hopes that changes in the near future.

"Good, I mean, I obviously lost against him a bunch of times and I think he's a great player, but I would like to see him taking it to the next level. So I wish him very well," Federer said.

So far in his career, Tsitsipas has finished as runner-up in Grand Slams twice and his career-high ranking saw him ranked at No. 3 in the world. 

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport - Lintao Zhang

In 2021, Tsitsipas missed out on a golden chance to win his first Grand Slam after blowing a two-set lead against Djokovic in the French Open final. Tsitsipas also lost to Djokovic in his second Grand Slam final at the 2023 Australian Open.

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