- Chronicle: Tsitsipas knocks down Federer and will seek the title of teacher in the year of his debut
- ATP Finals.The final draw
There will be an unprecedented final in the ATP Finals, after Dominic Thiem won Alexander Zverev 7-5 and 6-3, in an hour and 34 minutes, earning a spot on Sunday (7:00 p.m., Come on) against Stefanos Tsitsipas in The final match. The Austrian, who had not passed the group stage in his previous three presences in the tournament, showed that he is in an excellent moment, as he had already witnessed before Djokovic . Thiem dominates 4-2 in the face to face with Tsitsipas.
With the victory at the beginning of the season at Indian Wells, Thiem took an important step in his attempt to standardize his tennis away from clay. It is true that he already had three titles beyond his favorite surface, but the fact of winning his first and to date only Masters 1000 in a scenario where he does not find the best expression of his qualities allowed him to raise his rank in the elite, In addition to blessing the association with Nicolás Massú , with whom he had begun to work just a few weeks before. Recently he again claimed himself on the hard track, leaving champion in Vienna, but perhaps the highest point was found in these ATP Finals, defeating Novak Djokovic after a very hard and spectacular match of the group stage, after beating Federer in the first match.
German attitude deficit
Zverev, defender of the title, appeared in the semifinals with the credit of beating Nadal in the debut game. The German found in 2018 in London a platform from which to project once and for all in the direction they were suggesting their results. It was not so, and the season that concludes keeps open the questions about what will be its real draft in the circuit. He has a serious attitude problem, which manifested itself again by losing the initial set victim of a double foul. The complaining monologues that he had previously made, frustrated by not converting two options of breakage, ended up in the violent launch of the racket on his chair , already with a set against.
Unlike the first semifinal, the game was unattractive, with a discontinuous tennis, in which errors prevailed over bright plays. Zverev was barely supported by the service until he gave it up again in the sixth game of the second set. Much more stable, with greater clarity of ideas, more professional in his attitude, Thiem, double finalist of Roland Garros, profited the advantage and will seek the most important victory of his life.
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