John McEnroe spoke highly of Stefanos Tsitsipas's game and mentality. On Eurosport, alongside Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett, the former American player said: 'I love his fire, his corners, his professionalism, his height.
I was 6"4, I think he is growing a little hit, he could be "6"5" He has got a big game. There is a lot I like about him. One worry I have is that he is a big guy but he doesn't move as well as the real top players.'
Tsitsipas defeated Roger Federer and he will now face Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Federer was Tsitsipas's childhood idol. Who was the idol for McEnroe? 'My idol was Rod Laver. I got an opportunity to hit with him when I was 16 years old, I played the juniors, I heard Rod Laver was there and I thought: "It's amazing"
I tried to get my arms bigger, but it never happened!', concluded the seven-time Grand Slam winner. Wilander added: 'I played a few of my idols. He (McEnroe) actually became one of my mine later, when I played but growing up I admired Ilie Nastase and Jimmy Connors.
They stand completely different to Bjorn Borg.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title