Roger Federer Upset by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Straight Sets at 2019 ATP Finals

Roger Federer Upset by Stefanos Tsitsipas in Straight Sets at 2019 ATP Finals

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebratesw a point as he returns against Switzerland's Roger Federer during the men's singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 16, 2019. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

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Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame Roger Federer in straight sets on Saturday and advanced to the final at the Nitto ATP Finals in London.

The Greek prevailed 6-3, 6-4 and will now meet either defending champion Alexander Zverev or Dominic Thiem on Sunday at the O2.

An energy-sapping first set went Tsitsipas’ way after Federer failed to convert six break-point opportunities in the opener.

The burgeoning star broke Federer’s serve at the start of the set to claim a 3-0 lead on his only break opportunity, and the 21-year-old showed resolve to frustrate his legendary opponent.

Tsitsipas closed out at 6-3, and Federer was clearly disappointed to have conceded a set he had gained traction in.

The 17-year age gap between the men appeared to favour the younger player, and Federer lacked his usual verve during crucial points.

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