Tsitsipas recalls when he stayed up late to watch Roger Federer on TV


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Tsitsipas recalls when he stayed up late to watch Roger Federer on TV

Stefanos Tsitsipas said multiple times that Roger Federer is his childhood idol. The Greek player spoke about his admiration for the Swiss and tennis in general during an interview with ATP Cup. "I used to stay up late and watch the matches between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, that (2009) Wimbledon final.

I stayed up for five hours and watched the entire match. I grew up watching the Grand Slams on TV and wanting to be there. I thought: It's a mission impossible! But now it's a big pleasure to be part of this dream that I had.

I am happy to be part of the ATP Tour and play at the highest possible level. The new tournament from ATP is always great, coming up with a new idea and concept. I will be playing for my country which will be very important for us."

Alexander Zverev spoke about the first time he met Boris Becker: "It was in Munich, you were managing my brother. I was probably five years old." Becker added: "And the reason: because your brother is ten years older.

And he was part of the junior team that I managed. I was talking to him, he said, I am good, but my little brother is much better. I said, Mischa, he is five years old, how could you know?"