Tsitsipas Wins biggest Title of his career at ATP Finals over Thiem

published: Nov, 17, 2019

by: Nima Naderi

Nitto ATP Finals—London, England

Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas won the biggest title of his career on Sunday in London, England, defeating Dominic Thiem in three thrilling sets to win the Nitto ATP Finals. Recording a 6-7(6), 6-2, 7-6(4) victory, Tsitsipas hit nine aces, won 83 percent of his first serve points and broke serve on three occasions.

The two hour and 35 minute contest, which was the final official ATP match of the year, saw many riveting ground-stroke rallies by the two one-hand backhand stars. Tsitsipas, who previously won titles in Estoril and Marseiile earlier this year, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev and Danill Medvedev during the event. The 21-year-old began the 2019 season by reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Thiem, who also had a remarkable year on Tour, dismissed Federer, Novak Djokovic and Zverev in the round robin portion in London. Thiem won five titles in 2019 and currently stands at No. 5 in the world.

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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