Tennys Sandgren - believes he can beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

‘I can beat anyone’ – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic given Australian Open warning

Tennys Sandgren has warned Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic he can be the utimate banana skin for them at the Australian Open.

The world number 100 achieved one of the best wins of his career in the second round, eliminating 8th seed Matteo Berrettini in five gruelling sets.

However, the American is not settling for that, as he believes he is capable of besting anyone in Melbourne.

“If I’m playing well, I can beat anybody,” Sandgren confidently told reporters when quizzed about the prospect of a clash against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic.

“I feel that way. It seems that if I take a few weeks off then try the best I can — play a tournament or two then play a bigger event like this — then I seem to be able to play alright.

Sandgren’s win over Berrettini was his fourth vanquishing of a top ten player at a Grand Slam following Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, and Fabio Fognini.

He isn’t sure whether it was his best, but he’s certainly very happy with it.

“It’s a top ten win in a Slam, so I’d say it’s up there for sure.

“I’m not sure where it lies in the win ranking list, but pretty high.

“I felt I played well in spurts last year. I had some good weeks at Slams.

“I like these tournaments a lot. Sometimes you can get lost a little bit when you’re playing 30 or 35 weeks a year, but I feel my game comes together in these weeks.”

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