Roger Federer: 'Novak Djokovic losing to Tsitsipas was a bit surprising'


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Roger Federer: 'Novak Djokovic losing to Tsitsipas was a bit surprising'

Roger Federer spoke about the next generation trying more and more to break his, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's dominance. The Swiss said: "They're knocking on the door big time, the young guys. It's exciting.

They're great. It's really open now, I think, for the finish of this tournament. I think it's also quite exciting that, how do you say, the speed of the court is fast. So you see some different rallies played. Guys have to maybe come into the net a little bit more, as well.

You can throw in the serve-and-volley if you want to. But, yeah, it was definitely surprising to see Novak Djokovic lose a little bit, even though Tsitsipas has played great so far. Maybe I was still the favorite going into this match, also, but Sascha came out and had no serving issues today and really was able to produce a great game like he did against me already in London.

Yeah, it's an exciting time in tennis. Nothing new there. So it's good." Jeremy Chardy analyzed his straight-set loss to Alexander Zverev, who defeated Federer in the quarter-finals: "I was pissed at the end of the match", the Frenchman said.

"Last week I lost 7-6 7-6 against Khachanov (in Beijing), I come here, I qualify playing two nice matches, I face Kyle Edmund and I now have this chance. He served well on the three break points. But my biggest regret is when I broke him.

I missed two forehands on serve and that's why I did not take it to the third set. Then you never know what's gonna happen. I had chances, I created them and I did not use them! You want to win those matches. You just want to win in this kind of matches."