Australian Open 2019: Roger Federer expects ‘athletic’ and ‘attacking’ Stefanos Tsitsipas clash | Tennis

Roger Federer expects an entertaining clash with Stefanos Tsitsipas inside the Australian Open fourth spherical.

Federer cruised into the ultimate 16 in Melbourne with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 win over Taylor Fritz at Rod Laver Arena on Friday.

The 20-time grand slam champion faces one different up-and-coming experience in his subsequent match in Tsitsipas, who pushed Federer to 2 tie-breaks on the Hopman Cup.

Federer, 37, talked about he thought his meeting with the 20-year-old Greek will be “a good one”.

“I’m happy I played against him at the Hopman Cup. I think he played really well there. I actually did too. I thought it was really high-quality tennis,” he instructed a info conference.

“This is clearly a definite form of match, it being biggest of 5, it being a fourth spherical of a slam, the place everyone knows now how we actually really feel on this court docket docket.

“I really feel he wanted to work terribly onerous in direction of (Nikoloz) Basilashvili as soon as extra instantly, on account of he hits onerous and I observed him sooner than I went out really defending successfully and fairly a bit.

“I’m utterly comfortable for him. He’s having fun with so successfully, and I’m making an attempt forward to the matchup with him. I really feel it is going to be a wonderful one.

“I like how he mixes up his sport and additionally involves the online — so will I. I feel we’ll see some athletic attacking tennis being performed.”

Tsitsipas is into the fourth spherical of a severe for the second time in his career, having made the ultimate 16 at Wimbledon remaining yr.

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