He had a game of enormous intensity against world number 2, Rafael Nadal, and did not want to be less against 1, Novak Djokovic. Dominic Thiem He did it again, defeating the Serbian 7-5,6-7 (10) and 7-6 (5) to get for the second time in a row in the final of the ATP Finals.
It was an electrifying match from start to finish, with a rhythm that gave no respite and, it is true, with a much more erratic Djokovic than he is used to in the tennis world. As happened last year, the Austrian repeated and beat the Serbian in London and thus left him out in the semifinals of the last major tournament of the year.
Thiem’s and his victory had epic overtones and the results support it: he became, with his victory, the only player to have beaten Djokovic consecutively in the ATP Finals. The only ones to achieve it more than once are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.
In search of redemption for what happened a year ago, Thiem will wait for the winner of the match between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev.