Roger Federer praised Stefanos Tsitsipas being mentally tough to save break points. The Swiss said: "The result shows. Even though spinning it into the body and then getting an error, hmm, I don't know if that's, like, mental toughness.
Sure, he didn't double fault, he didn't do anything silly, and he's tough as nails. But, look, I don't know. Look, I'm just -- I'm frustrated I couldn't play better, and when I did and fought my way back, I threw it away again.
Again, like I said, it was also parts of him. He did come up with the goods when he had to, and he was better than me today." It's the year-end. It's over now and I can't make it better. I tried everything I could, to be honest, you know.
I tried to chip it eventually, tried to stay back and hit some. I tried to come forward. And for the most part I actually tried to play up in the court and tried to play aggressive, but of course with his aggression, it's not always easy because he always takes the ball very early himself too. I knew he was going to be incredibly athletic. He was just a little bit better today at all those little things."