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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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LONDON: Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to join Roger Federer’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in London. The Austrian fifth seed saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece’s Tsitsipas

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

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 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 to level at 2-2.

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer’s conqueror StefanosTsitsipas in the final of the ATP Finals in London.The Austrian fifth seed saw off the big-serving German 7-5, 6-3 after Greece’s Tsitsipas , making his debut at the tournament

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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London (AFP) – Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 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

Dominic Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev on Saturday to join Roger Federer's conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the ATP Thiem is playing in his fourth ATP Finals but during his first three trips to the season finale , he won only three matches and never advanced out of

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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