Roger Federer has always stated that he was inspired by Pete Sampras. Eventually, the Swiss became the “new Sampras” to even improve his slam record.

History seems to repeat as Stefanos Tsitsipas, that has always stated he was inspired by Roger Federer, seems to be his heir.

Stefanos Tsitsipas is the new Federer

Dubai Tournament director Salah Tahlak is elated of having both Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas competing in his tournament to state

“I think he [Stefanos] is the next Roger. He is the future.

You know there will be a big gap when Roger, Rafa, Novak, Andy,  Del Potro retire. So tennis will need new stars like him.”

Stefanos has recently defeated Federer in the 4th round of the Australian Open 6-711 7-63 7-5 7-65.

Stefanos Tsitsipas beats Roger Federer in a fantastic match in the 4th round of the AO

The ATP500 in Dubai will start on the 25th of February. It would be interesting to see a rematch between Stefanos and Roger.

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