Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas failed to defeat Swiss superstar Roger Federer for a second time in 2019, losing to the World Number 7 in two sets 4-6, 4-6 in the Dubai Final on Saturday.
Tsitsipas stunned the world when he defeated his boyhood idol in January at the Australian Open.
Federer scored a 100th career title. Stefanos Tsitsipas, is appeared in just his second 500 event final but will buoyed by becoming a top 10 player for the first time.
The 20 year-old Greek reached the final by defeating French Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Federer defeated 2-0 Croatian Borna Coric in the semifinal and will claim his eight title in Dubai.
Tsitsipas is the only tennis player that has defeated Roger Federer in 2019 (Australian open quarterfinals).