Score, report, and key facts
Neither player conceded a service game during this set. Therefore the affair had to be decided at the tiebreak. Eventually, Dominic won the breaker at 6.
Tsitsipas was in a great position at the beginning of the set to break Thiem in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. The Greek managed to boost his lead after breaking the Austrian in the 3rd (3-0) game before winning the set (6-2).
A crucial moment of the match was when Stefanos won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0. The Greek played fantastic tennis during this stint.
The Greek won the set after he broke Thiem in the 3rd (2-1) game. Thiem tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 6th (3-3) game. Nevertheless, the Greek managed to stay calm and finish the job before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 4.
At the end of the match, the Greek scored 110 points vs. Thiem’s 93 points.
Stefanos served exceptionally well to win 83% of the points (50/60) behind his first serve, and he won 62% points (23/37) on his second serve. The Greek won this match even if he wasn’t that great in converting his break points because he converted only 30% (3/10). On the other side, Thiem was battling in converting his break points because he converted only 25% of his break points (1/4). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this contest, the head to head between Tsitsipas and Thiem is 3-4 for Dominic.
Highlights Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Dominic Thiem Nitto ATP Finals – London
Talking about the match, Stefanos commented:
“I have no clue how I played so well in the second set. I have no idea. I think my mind was at ease and I wasn’t really thinking of much, which led to such a great performance in the second set, breaking him twice.
I didn’t give him many options to play with in the second set. It was pretty much an excellent set for me.
“It was pretty frustrating for me to be playing with such nerves for the first time in such a big event. I was a break up, I couldn’t manage to hold it. Things were decided in the tie-break and I am so relieved by this outstanding performance and fight that I gave out on the court.
“The crowd is just phenomenal, having such an army behind me while I am on the court. They give me so much energy. They give me the belief that I can achieve the things I want to achieve on the court. They motivate me. They just give me so much energy in general and I just love that. I would like to thank every single one who came here to support me today with the Greek flags. They made it feel like home.”
Tennis Scores in London
- Stefanos TsitsipasTsitsipas – Dominic ThiemThiem (6-76 6-2 7-64) – See score progression