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Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis takes down world number one Roger Federer

  • The 21-year-old, ranked 175th in the world, beat Federer 2-1 after a tiebreak 
  • Kokkinakis lost the first set 6-3 before claiming the second by the same score
  • He screamed and pumped his fists when he won a tie-break for the third set
  • Federer graciously smiled and said well done as he shook the Australian’s hand

Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has knocked Roger Federer out of the Miami Open.

The 21-year-old, ranked 175th in the world, used a vicious top-spin forehand to wear down the world number one in front of a stunned sellout crowd. 

Kokkinakis lost the first set 6-3 before claiming the second by the same scoreline.

Passion: Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis has knocked world number one Roger Federer out of the Miami Open

He screamed and pumped his fists when he won a tie-break for the deciding third set 7-4

He screamed and pumped his fists when he won a tie-break for the deciding third set 7-4

Overjoyed: He screamed and pumped his fists when he won a tie-break for the deciding third set 7-4

He screamed and pumped his fists when he won a tie-break for the deciding third set 7-4.

Federer, widely considered the greatest tennis player of all time, graciously smiled and said well done as he shook the Australian’s hand at the net.

The best win of Kokkinakis’s injury-interrupted career moves him into a round of 32 matchup against Spain’s Fernando Verdasco. 

The 21-year-old, ranked 175th in the world, used a vicious top-spin forehand to wear down Federer and claim an upset victory in front of a stunned near-capacity crowd 

The 21-year-old, ranked 175th in the world, used a vicious top-spin forehand to wear down Federer and claim an upset victory in front of a stunned near-capacity crowd 

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