Sunday 17 November 2019
The youngest in the field wins: ATP Finals of London wins tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, having already defeated Old Master Federer in the semifinals. Against Dominic Thiem he must run after a residue and decide the decisive sentence only in a high-voltage tie-break.
The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas won the ATP finals in London. The 21-year-old prevailed in an exciting final against the Austrians Dominic Thiem 6: 7 (6: 8), 6: 2, 7: 6 (7: 4) and secured his first participation in the first important title of the his career, It happens to the best German player Alexander Zverev, who lost against Thiem in the semifinals on Saturday.
"It was a great success for me to qualify for the finals and now, as a tournament winner, I don't know how to explain it," said Tsitsipas after the game.
On his way to the final Tsitsipas had eliminated victories against Daniil Medvedev and Zverev and a narrow defeat against Rafael Nadal in the knockout round winner Roger Federer. As the winner of Best of the Year, he receives a check for $ 2.7 million. Tsitsipas is the youngest winner of the prestigious elite event by Australian Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.
Tiebreak decides the game
After a slow start the game started to recover in the middle of the first set. Above all, the sometimes long duels of their back hands with one hand fascinated. Both players have had several breaks, but have not taken advantage of it. After more than an hour, the tiebreaker has finally decided the result of the first set.
In the second set Tsitsipas started furiously with a double break and led with 4: 0. With two other sovereign service games he imposed the decision set. Tsitsipas also made the first break there, but Thiem responded. The decision fell after 2:35 hours in the tiebreak.
Before their duel for the crown of the ATP, Tsitsipas and Thiem had amassed each other. While Thiem called the young Greek a "giant player" who also "likes to watch", Tsitsipas described his opponent as a model that "inspired" him and made him a "better version of myself". For the premiere of the title, the sixth place in the world receives a cash prize of about 2.7 million dollars, Thiem gets 1.35 million.