Tsitsipas: 'Facing Roger Federer has been the best lesson every time'

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Tsitsipas: 'Facing Roger Federer has been the best lesson every time'

In an interview with CNN, Stefanos Tsitsipas spoke about how emotional is to play against Roger Federer. The Greek player defeated the Swiss twice this year at the Australian Open and at the ATP Finals in London. Tsitsipas said: "It's still hard to process that sometimes.

I'm in the position where I get to play him so often. And every match I've had against him has been the best lesson I've received playing a match. For me, playing my idols, it's insane, because once they used to be my idols and now they are my rivals.

It's like a dream come true in a way. It's amazing." On his goals, Tsitsipas added: "It's part of my goals next year, for sure, to win a grand slam title. For it to happen, I will have to go through a lot of pain, a lot of struggle and a lot of hustle.

I know I'm going to have to figure out things better than them." "Well, I don't want to take the title from Mr. Giannis. He's the first one that got a trademark for that. But it's great that both of us do such great things in two different sports.

We bring Greek people closer, closer to sports, and educate them in a way. It's educational, too, for kids that have dreams, that want to achieve things in life. I'm a great ambassador of my sport in my country and really proud that tennis is growing so fast in Greece."