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Tsitsipas to win dramatic final

The Greek Tennis-shooting star Stefanos Tsitsipas has won for the first Time the ATP Finals, the biggest title of his young career celebrated. A day after the semi-final success against the record winner Roger Federer, the 21-Year-old decided on Sunday in London, the final against the five-years older, Austrian Dominic Thiem in a Tiebreak Thriller with 6:7 (6:8), 6:2, 7:6 (7:4) for themselves. After 2:35 hours Tsitsipas was crowned in the Elite event, the best eight players of the year, the youngest winner since Australian Lleyton Hewitt in 2001.

For Tsitsipas, it was the third tournament victory this year, to Marseille and Estoril and the fourth overall. For the title of premiere of the world ranking-Sixth receives a prize money of 2.7 million dollars, Thiem gets 1.3 million dollars.

Further effort after the Federer-victory

"A dream come true", said the Greek, after his Coup in the semi-finals of the generations against the 17 years older, six-time tournament winner Federer. The next day, it is the dream of the title was fulfilled according to a further show of strength even. After more than two and a half hours Tsitsipas dropped his racket to the ground, went to the knee, and received a long hug from Thiem.

After his success against Federer (semi-final), Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev (both group) went Tsitsipas finalists self-confident in the duel with the two-time French Open. In the first sentence, both opponents fought a well-balanced forces to measure. Thiem took advantage of his two break chances, Tsitsipas spurned three break points.

Thiem of the thread to set profit

After 65 minutes, it came and went in the Tiebreak, in the Tsitsipas a 2:5 to 5:5, but a little later Thiem passage one decided. The second set started curious, because Tsitsipas declined two Times by the Austrians, the bonus game. Tsitsipas managed to do it again, his outstanding performances against Zverev or Federer approach. The quick 4:0 lead, he could take no more, and resembled, according to records.

a year Ago, the young Athlete from Athens played in the Next-Gen ATP Finals for U-21 players in the Milan and won the title there. As number 15 in the world rankings, he started the season and caused at the Australian Open with his eighth-final victory against Federer for the first time on the international stage sensation.

Tsitsipas reserves at the end of the nerve

In London, he was the youngest player since Jim Courier (then 21) in 1991, achieved on his debut in the final. In the third round, the nerves were in the game. Tsitsipas, the Break succeeded for the 2:1, but Thiem hit back to 3:3. The audience saw a tight duel at eye level, which went again in the Tiebreak - this time with the better end for the nerves strong Tsitsipas.

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(Reuters)

Created: 17.11.2019, 22:23 PM

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