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Sport Dominic Thiem dethrones Alexander Zverev to set up Tsitsipas final

06:10  17 november  2019
06:10  17 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Federer was in deep trouble when Tsitsipas broke him to love in the third game of the second set but he finally made a break point count -- his 10th, to

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in Zverev , who beat Novak Djokovic in last year's final , went toe to toe with Thiem in a relatively uneventful first set but crumbled in the final

Dominic Thiem holding a yellow ball: World number five Dominic Thiem © Getty Images World number five Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem will face Stefanos Tsitsipas for the ATP Finals title after dethroning Alexander Zverev in straight sets.

Thiem beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to reach the last four of the season-ending tournament for the first time and dispatched Zverev 7-5 6-3 at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.

Dominic Thiem © Getty Images Dominic Thiem

Zverev was unable to break the fifth seed, who was more composed than the defending champion and broke once in each set to set up a showdown with Tsitsipas - conqueror of Federer earlier in the day.

Thiem has won five titles in a stellar season and the two-time French Open runner-up will claim the biggest of his career if he gets the better of Tsitsipas on Sunday, having struck 21 winners in his sixth victory in eight meetings with Zverev.

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Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in Zverev , who beat Novak Djokovic in last year's final , went toe to toe with Thiem in a relatively uneventful first set but crumbled in the final

LONDON: Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer´s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final Zverev , who beat Novak Djokovic in last year´s final , went toe to toe with Thiem in a relatively uneventful first set but crumbled in the final game

The first break point came for Zverev, but Thiem denied his close friend to level at 2-2 after unleashing one of a number of blistering backhands.

Zverev saw another break point pass him by and it was his opponent - wearing exactly the same attire - who got the decisive break of a tight opening set.

Stefanos Tsitsipas © Getty Images Stefanos Tsitsipas

A couple of sloppy errors from Zverev gave Thiem two set points and the German thrashed his racket into the ground after returning to his chair following a costly double fault.

Zverev headed off court after watching his racket fly up in the air when he drilled it against the hard court in fury and the seventh seed was a break down at 4-2 in the second following a string of unforced errors.

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Dominic Thiem saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas , making his ATP Finals debut, had earlier beaten Roger Federer.

Dominic Thiem dethrones Zverev and now faces Tsitsipas . Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to The seventh seed settled back into his serving rhythm at the beginning of the second set but succumbed to another break in the sixth game.

Thiem got himself out of trouble when Zverev forced two break points in the next game and sealed victory with a forehand winner.

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Tsitsipas beats Thiem in 3 sets to win ATP Finals title .
LONDON (AP) Stefanos Tsitsipas rallied to beat Dominic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Sunday to become the youngest ATP Finals champion in 18 years and collect the biggest title of his career. The 21-year-old Greek bounced back from dropping a tight first set in the final by racing out to a 4-0 lead in the second, and then held off his Austrian opponent's comeback in the third.Tsitsipas couldn't capitalize on another early break and a 3-1 lead in the deciding set but won the last three points of the tiebreaker, clinching the win when Thiem sent a return wide.He is the youngest champion at the ATP Finals since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.

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