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Sport Thiem beats Djokovic in thriller to reach title match at ATP Finals

21:10  21 november  2020
21:10  21 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title

  Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals titleLONDON (Reuters) - Daniil Medvedev barged to the head of the queue of young pretenders as the Russian captured the biggest title of his career by storming back to beat Dominic Thiem 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in an absorbing climax to London's last ATP Finals on Sunday.

Dominic Thiem needed two monster tie breaks to overcome Novak Djokovic and advance to the final of the ATP Finals , beating the Serbian 7-5, 6-7 Both players were evenly matched in the opening set until Thiem got the first break of the match late into the first set which eventually proved decisive.

Dominic Thiem beat Novak Djokovic at the same stage of the competition last year. ATP Finals 2020. Venue: O2 Arena, London Date: 15-22 November. Thiem 's increased confidence, built in a year where he won his first Grand Slam title , was enough to enable him to edge past Djokovic in a tight

Dominic Thiem recovered from squandering four match points in a dramatic second-set tie-break to beat Novak Djokovic in the last four at the ATP Finals on Saturday.

Austria's Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam at the 2020 US Open © Glyn KIRK Austria's Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam at the 2020 US Open

The US Open champion won 7-5, 6-7 (10/12), 7-6 (7/5) and will face either Rafael Nadal or Daniil Medvedev in Sunday's final at the elite eight-man event.

The world's top four players all made it through to the semi-finals for the first time at London's O2 Arena, which is hosting the season-ending event for the 12th and final year.

Thiem forced the only break to take a tight first set 7-5 but neither player could make the breakthrough in the second set, which went to a tie-break.

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Tennis - ATP Finals - The O2, London, Britain - November 12, 2019 Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his group stage match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien - Copyright TONY O'BRIEN(Reuters).

Dominic Thiem finally saw off Novak Djokovic in a five-set epic to set up a 2018 French Open final rematch with Rafael Nadal. So ends Djokovic ’s bid to hold all four major titles at the same time. That is Thiem ’s first fifth set ever at Roland Garros, remarkable considering he is now going to play his


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Thiem had four match points but agonisingly watched them all slip away as 17-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic levelled.

It was a similar story in the third set, with both players rock-solid on serve and the match came down to a deciding tie-break.

The Serbian world number one raced into a 4-0 lead and looked certain to win but Thiem stormed back, winning six points in a row to earn two more match points.

He was unable to capitalise on the first of those but won the second to take the match.

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