ATP Finals: Thiem too strong for title holder Tsitsipas

Dominic Thiem won the first game in the ATP Finals singles. In London, the Austrian defeated defender Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece in three sets: 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3

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the opening party of the ATP Finals was a repeat of last years final. Then Tsitsipas the Austrian was the boss in the tiebreak of the third set and won the year-round tournament of the best eight tennis players of the season for the first time in his career.

Thiem had not taken advantage of some chances of a break in the first set, but struck in the tiebreak. At his first setpoint in the tiebreak he grabbed the first set. Tsitsipas took the initiative in the second set with a break and held it. However, immediately in the third set, the Greek handed in its service. Thiem ran out to 3-0 and got on 5-3 on the service of Tsitsipas three match points. At the second point of competition, he struck.

In the same group Rafael Nadal from Spain plays against the Russian Andrei Rublev on Sunday.