Marcos Baghdatis: Stefanos Tsitsipas reminds me of Roger Federer when he was younger


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Marcos Baghdatis: Stefanos Tsitsipas reminds me of Roger Federer when he was younger

Speaking to Sky Sports, Marcos Baghdatis —former World No. 8 and runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open— gave his thoughts about Stefanos Tsitsipas.

"He's a great kid. It's unbelievable the way he has handled things so well in 2019 and I see him as the future of the game," he said.

"He's got everything. It's just the decisions he takes in the next few years. He needs a bit of luck that's for sure. The only thing that can hamper him is if he gets an injury, but he's been lucky so far,” he continued.

"He's won London so nobody can tell him anything and once the 2020 season starts I'm sure he will get off social media and prepare well. I think he has dealt with it perfectly, but I also think that he can sometimes over analyse situations too much at times.

The most important thing in life is to ask questions, to be the best at what you are and that is what he is doing. I think he is doing it well”. The Cypriot, who retired from professional tennis at Wimbledon in 2019 added: “Stef [Tsitsipas] reminds me a little bit of Roger [Federer] when he was younger.

What has helped him is that all the top guys are going through the same things as he is, the same problems, life challenges, and that has made him relax a bit and bring back his confidence." Baghdatis, who was one of Tsitsipas’ idols when the Greek grew up, is currently coaching Elina Svitolina.