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Rising tennis star Tsitsipas aims for the top in a 2012 video

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Rising tennis star Tsitsipas aims for the top in a 2012 video

Rising tennis star Tsitsipas aims for the top in a 2012 video

Seven years before beating Roger Federer at the Australian Open, a young Stefanos Tsitsipas names the Swiss legend as his idol.

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Rising tennis star Tsitsipas aims for the top in a 2012 video

VIDEO SHOWS: STEFANOS TSITSIPAS BEING INTERVIEWED DURING A TOURNAMENT IN SWEDEN WHEN HE WAS 13/ STILLS OF TSITSIPAS AFTER BEATING ROGER FEDERER AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN SHOWS: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (FEBRUARY 2012) (KUNGENS KANNA & DROTTNINGENS PRIS - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY KUNGENS KANNA & DROTTNINGENS PRIS) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TENNIS PLAYER STEFANOS TSITSIPAS SAYING: Off screen interviewer: "Your name and age?" Tsitsipas: "Stefanos Tsitsipas, I am 13 years old." Interviewer: "Where are you from?" Tsitsipas: "I am from Greece." Interviewer: "When did you start with tennis?

Tsitsipas: "I started when I was three years old." Interviewer: "What is your goal with this tournament?" Tsitsipas: "Um... to do my best and play my best tennis." Interviewer: "What is your best weapon?" Tsitsipas: "My best weapon is backhand and volley." Interviewer: "Who is your tennis idol?" Tsitsipas: "Roger Federer." Interviewer: "What is best about this tourmanent so far?" Tsitsipas: Here, is very well organised, everything is perfect and nothing is wrong." Interviewer: In ten years what do you think about your tennis career?

Tsitsipas: "I don't know but I will do my best to be in the top." MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 20, 2019) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 2.

ROGER FEDERER VONGRATULATING TSITSIPAS AFTER THEIR FOURTH ROUND MATCH 3.

TSITSIPAS CELEBRATING STORY: In 2012 a shy young Greek tennis player was interviewed at the Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris tournament in Stockholm.

Clutching a microphone, 13-year old Stefanos Tsitsipas told an interviewer he had started playing at the age of three, his idol was Roger Federer and one day he wanted to make it to the top.

On Thursday night in Melbourne, 20-year-old Tsitsipas faces the might of Rafael Nadal in the Rod Laver arena in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, having defeated Federer in the fourth round.

After overhauling Federer 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 Tsitsipas won his quarter-final against Roberto Bautista Agut, also in four sets.




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