Thiem-Djokovic 6-7, 6-3, 7-6: highlights of the ATP Finals match


After that of Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem brings home another prestigious scalp by beating Novak Djokovic after nearly three hours of battle. The Austrian qualifies for the semi-final, while Nole and the Swiss will play the last pass in a dramatic play-off scheduled for Thursday
Dominic Thiem it is the first semifinalist of the ATP Finals of London. In the match that closed the 2nd day of the Borg group, the Austrian number 5 of the world beat Novak Djokovic with the partial of 6-7, 6-3, 7-6. Thursday the Serbian will play a spectacular one play-off in or out with Roger Federer (reissue of the Wimbledon final), while Thiem, first in the group, will see her with a Berrettini already eliminated. Nole also loses precious points to regain the top of the ATP ranking after overtaking Rafa Nadal (he is now at -440 points) and is no longer master of his own destiny. The Austrian confirmed himself 'on fire' after his success with Federer at the end of a season in which he won 5 tournaments, including his first Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

Djokovic-Thiem, the chronicle

First set with break and counterbreak in the space of two games, which brings the match to the natural tie-break: here to impose itself is Nole, who commits fewer errors than the rival and takes home the partial after a fight over an hour of play. Thiem does not get upset and opens the second set with a break that takes him 3-0 forward. The Austrian plays magnificent tennis and conquers the partial 6-3, mathematically eliminating Berrettini from the Finals. Djokovic looks a bit run down and gives the joke even in the opening game of the third set, with the O2 Arena that drags Dominic, but when the Serb seems at the most difficult moment, he manages to come back 'on duty'. An unexpected empty passage in the 11th game gives Thiem the break that allows him to go and serve for the match, but the little arm of the Austrian it is fatal and drags the match to the tie-break. After a battle of over two and a half hours of play it is the desire to win of a wild Thiem that makes the difference and gives him success 7-6 after almost three hours of play.

Results and rankings of the Borg group

Djokovic-Berrettini 6-2, 6-1
Thiem-Federer 7-5, 7-5
Federer-Berrettini 7-6, 6-3
Thiem-Djokovic 6-7, 6-3, 7-6

Ranking: Thiem 2-0, Federer and Djokovic 1-1, Berrettini 0-2

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