Point penalty causes Roger Federer to lose his cool

  • Point penalty causes Roger Federer to lose his cool

Point penalty causes Roger Federer to lose his cool

The 23-year-old Medvedev, who has lifted three titles in a breakthrough 2019, beat Greece's Tsitsipas 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.

Federer received a code violation in the loss.

"I told him at the net that he showed great character, that he was strong", said the 20-time grand slam champion.

Federer followed Djokovic out of the competition by losing a dramatic last eight clash 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 to Alexander Zverev.

After the match, Federer dismissed a question about the penalty after saying his last point deduction was a "long, long time ago".

"So you could write on Twitter, you mean?"

Sadly for us, having sided with Federer on the game handicap, he was also deservedly beaten by a lower ranked player with Alexander Zverev generating eight break point chances on Federer's serve, converting four, en route to his own 2-1 victory.

The 22-year-old Zverev - who ousted Roger Federer on Friday - and Berrettini, 23, play their semi-final later on Saturday.

"They're knocking on the door big time the young guys, it's exciting - they're great".

In fact, I think Medvedev is a decent price at [1.50].

Zverev will next play Matteo Berrettini, an 11th-seeded Italian who defeated fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem 7-6 (8), 6-4.

Four-time champion Djokovic was denied back-to-back titles after his Japan Open Tennis Championships triumph last weekend as Tsitsipas struck 34 winners in a pulsating quarter-final in Shanghai, setting up a last-four contest with Medvedev.

The Russian leads the tour with 57 match wins this season and is 40-1 on hard courts when he has won the first set. Tsitsipas will be filled with confidence following his win over Djokovic but the Greek superstar must continue playing his best tennis since Medvedev is in outstanding form.

Victory confirms Tsitsipas' debut at next month's ATP Finals in London.

Tsitsipas smacked the ball out the court in a rage, before Medvedev sealed match in the 12th game of the second set.

He then played his first singles match in August at the Cincinnati Masters but lost in the first round.

"This was a much different match than playing against Roger (Federer yesterday)", Zverev said.

"If some top players like Fabio can say this about me, shows that I'm on the good way, I'm playing good, and it's not easy to play against me", Medvedev said.