Unseeded American Frances Tiafoe secured the biggest win of his career on Monday, as Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Wimbledon demons got the better of him yet again. Just two weeks after nearly defeating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, Tsitsipas was upset in Round 1 by Tiafoe, losing 4-6, 4-6, 3-6.
Tiafoe was in control from the very first game. He never had a commanding lead, but Tsitsipas consistently looked overmatched and uncomfortable. Tiafoe played a tactically brilliant match, taking advantage of Tsitsipas’ weaker backhand and forcing him into errors by rushing. He played the big points better, and the ball fell his way.
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A huge upset is brewing – third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas is on the ropes against Frances Tiafoe!
The American has taken the first two sets and is in the box seat.
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There were a few moments when Tsitsipas looked like he was getting it together. He had a slight surge to start the second set, briefly taking the lead, but wasn’t able to hold it for more than a few games. He surged again midway through the third set as he was facing the possibility of a straight sets defeat, coming close to tying Tiafoe. Down 4-3, Tsitsipas went up 30-0 and almost broke Tiafoe’s serve for the first time all match. But he couldn’t hold on to that lead either, losing that game, and then the entire match shortly after.
Tiafoe had a slight advantage over Tsitsipas going into Wimbledon. He played three grass court warm-ups, winning the Nottingham Challenger and making it to the quarterfinals at the Queen’s Club Championships. Tsitsipas, after making it to the final at Roland-Garros, elected not to play any grass court warm-up tournaments. It was a puzzling decision for Tsitsipas given his overall history at Wimbledon. He lost his first round match in 2019, the last time Wimbledon was held, and did the same thing in 2017.
Tiafoe’s preparation paid off. This was his first-ever win over an ATP top five player (Tsitsipas is ranked No. 4 in the world), and the first time since 2017 that an American man has beaten a top three seed at a Grand Slam.
Roger Federer’s mother reveals a secret about him
Lynette Federer talked about a secret of her son Roger Federer
Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in the Cape Town in South Africa,
The match will be between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the foundation of Federer.
The tickets were sold in minutes and they expect to break Tennis’s most attendance match by 50,000 fans.
Last year, Federer and Zverev broke the record with 43,000 fans in Mexico and in February
He will do it with Nadal.
Meanwhile, Roger Federer’s mother is happy about the match and to play in her country,
read, Roger Federer’s Mother talks about the next Match of Africa in Cape Town
She revealed a secret of her son and it might be one of the reasons of why He’s still playing Tennis.
“What amazes me most is the fire and zeal with which he is involved,”
“He still jokes in the dressing room with his opponents, playing a trick or two on them.“
“Somehow he is still there with almost childlike joy. That’s a good sign.”
Roger Federer will be playing an exhibition match on the 15th of January in Australia
to donate and help the bushfire victims, Rafael Nadal will join the match and many more stars as well.
Moreover, Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $50,000 as She challenged him on Twitter.
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer ‘he can go home’
This time, Novak Djokovic Father mentioned that Roger Federer doesnt’ want to retire
just because He can not accept that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be better than him.
“Why is this happening with Federer, who is still the most successful and best tennis player in the world?”
“That is a fact according to the results, which will not be for a long time. Because he cultivates so much animosity towards Novak.
Moreover, Srdan suggested that Roger Federer can go home and to more interesting things.
“They have developed a kind of respect over the years, but why do you think he still plays at 40?”
“Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis, when he can go home and do some more interesting things.”
“But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him.
“Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not your whole life,”
“It is just my son’s current hobby. He is only a tennis player at the moment.”
Read, Roger Federer refuses to play in Saudi Arabia for one reason
Novak Djokovic father attack Roger Federer he can go home
Back to Monte Carlo 2008 where Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met in the S-Finals,
Roger Federer told Djokovic team to Be quite after they were talking about a long ball.
and not for so long, Novak Djokovic Father besides his wife started saying tough comments about Roger Federer.
And from the other side, Roger Federer never replied to the Serbian Couples to let their comments only in the media.
Nick Kyrgios tells Novak Djokovic’s father not to ‘push the blame’ onto Grigor Dimitrov
The fallout from the Adria Tour continues with Nick Kyrgios hitting back at Novak Djokovic’s father for trying to “push the blame” onto Grigor Dimitrov following a string of positive coronavirus tests.
The controversial tournament, the brainchild of 17-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic, took place in Serbia and Croatia despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Players and fans did not wear facemasks during events and did not adhere to social distance rules with Djokovic insisting that they were following guidelines set out by the Serbia government.
The first big bombshell dropped on Sunday evening when world No 19 Dimitrov confirmed he returned a positive coronavirus test after returning home to Monaco, and Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki also tested positive, but the latter two were still in Croatia.
World No 1 Djokovic added his name to the list when he announced on Tuesday that both he and his wife Jelena tested positive for Covid-19 after they flew back to Serbia.
Opinion: Reckless Novak Djokovic paying the ultimate price for his vanity project
His father, Srdjan, was unimpressed by Dimitrov and blamed the Bulgarian.
“Why did it happen? Because that man probably came sick, who knows from where,” Djokovic Sr. said of Dimitrov on RTL Croatia TV.
“He didn’t test here, he tested somewhere else … I think that’s not fair.
“He inflicted damage to both Croatia and to us as a family in Serbia.
“Nobody is feeling well because of this situation.”
Kyrgios, who has been very outspoken about the Adria Tour, hit back at Srdjan in an Instagram Story as he wrote ” don’t push the blame”.