Dominic Thiem has just won the final of the ATP Finals 2020 tennis tournament with a victory over Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-7 (10-12), 7-6 (7-5).
However, the 3 sets with 38 games did not reflect the drama’s drama level enough. Thiem seemed to have to cry when he missed 4 match points and was led 4-0 in the decisive tie-break!
Think of this semi-final as the pinnacle of insanity. Moreover, if 12 months ago at O2 in London, Thiem won against Djokovic after being 4-1 in the decisive tie-break, this time even more miraculous, the Austrian player won back despite losing 4-0.
But obviously, there are times when Thiem lost. The new US Open champion squandered four match points in the tie-break of set 2 and lost his temper.
Thiem rejoiced after a spectacular victory
Also in this state last year, Thiem lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the ATP Finals final. But this time, Austria’s No. 1 star has overcome adversity to reach the final against Rafael Nadal or Daniil Medvedev.
On the contrary, Djokovic seemed to be a great upstream guy when he won the dramatic set 2 and then led 4-0 in the tie-break. The hope of catching up to Roger Federer’s record of 6 ATP Finals was very close to the Serbian star, then suddenly died.
Djokovic should only blame himself for not being able to complete the great rebellion
A bitter ending, especially in the first 10 games, Djokovic played very firmly, if not brilliantly, while Thiem was frustrated by his inaccuracies. A big surprise happened in the first semi-finals of the ATP Finals 2020 tennis tournament when world number 3 Thiem world number 1 Djokovic.
Immediately after that, it was Nadal’s turn to be eliminated in the hands of Medvedev, leaving the final without any representatives of the Big-3. Nadal turned Tsitsipas into a former ATP Finals champion to win the semi-finals alongside Thiem in the London 2020 group.
Having defeated Djokovic in the Roland Garros final last month, Nadal won the right to attend the ATP Finals for 16 consecutive years – another record of the tournament. However, the best achievement of the King of Clay is only in the final.