Nowadays, there is a lot of conversation about Roger Federer’s return to the circuit at the Qatar Open 2021. Meanwhile, the Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas admits that Swiss Maestro’s comeback brings happiness to the tennis world and rejoices the co-players.
The 18-time ATP fans favourite award winner made his comeback at the ongoing hardcourt ATP 250 tournament in Doha, where he was No.2 seeded and qualified into the second round via bye.
“He(Roger) Played Well, Although He Lost”, says Stefanos Tsitsipas
The 20-time Grand Slam champion marked his first victory after defeating British Dan Evans in a head-to-head clash. Afterwards, the former world No.1 fell to Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in the three-setters before advancing into his first semifinal since the Australian Open 2020.
Tsitsipas is on the way to capture his third consecutive Open 13 Provence title in Marseille. At the same time, World No. 5 was thrilled to see one of his idols back on the court.
“He played well, although he lost. I think for him, it’s important to get a few more matches,” the 22-years-old said after reaching the quarterfinal on the Mediterranean coast in the city of Marseille.
Tsitsipas continued, “Eventually, I feel like he is going to get back on his feet and find his way, follow through. It just takes a few matches more, but I’m really happy for him that he’s back. It brings not just joy to the tennis community, but to the tennis players, too.”
“Roger Is Also A Source Of Inspiration”: Tsitsipas
Needless to say that the 39-years-old from Basel is a source of inspiration for so many youngsters worldwide. The Greek man also emphasised that he would never be able to reach Federer’s height.
“Roger is also a source of inspiration. I think it also helps with many aspects of my game. It’s nice seeing him play, so I can kind of compare, although I’ll never be able to reach his level. But I still feel it’s something that I can look up to and admire, which is really nice,” Tsitsipas added.
However, The 103-time ATP tour-level title winner has now withdrawn from Dubai Tennis Championships 2021, scheduled from 14th-20th March.