The austrac Dominic Thiem today beat the number one in the world, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, by 7-5, 6-7 (10) and 7-6 (5) in London and went on to his second final at the ATP Finals, following the loss last year.
Djokovic, who was looking for his sixth title at the Masters to match the Swiss Roger Federer, dominated the tie break of the third set 4/0, although Thiem He turned things around with great serves and good returns and ended up winning the semi-finals, in a match that lasted two hours and 54 minutes at the O2 Arena.
Thiem, number 3 in the world ranking, now wait in the final of the tournament that closes the year among the eight best tennis players of the season, for the winner of the other semifinal, which will be played later by the Spanish Rafael Nadal (he never achieved a title in the Masters ) and the Russian Daniil Medvdev.
Thiem, led by Chilean Nicols Mass, won his only Grand Slam this year, the US Open, in addition to being a finalist at the 2020 Australian Open (he lost precisely to Djokovic).
Additionally, under Mass’s leadership, Thiem conquered his only 1,000 Masters, at Indian Wells 2019, and reached his second ATP Masters final. At the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals, Thiem fell in the final against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.