Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Grigor Dimitrov edges Dominic Thiem on his London debut — ATP Finals

Grigor Dimitrov earns battling victory over Dominic Thiem on ATP Finals debut ATP Finals: Grigor Dimitrov stutters to three-set victory over Dominic Thiem
Rita Gibson | 14 November, 2017, 11:05

The sixth seed, who has enjoyed the best season of his career, looked wobbly as he blew his chance to serve for the match at 5-4 in the decider only to hit back immediately as Thiem himself faltered, sealing victory on his third match point. Both players had more unforced errors than winners but overall it was an entertaining duel for 200 points and a winning start before the following matches against Rafael Nadal and David Goffin.

Having dominated a first set in which his opponent managed to get just 33 per cent of his first serves into play, Dimitrov should have won in straight sets. I mean, I think there's a lot of components that are kind of coming together at some point.

This is the week of the World Tour Finals, the year-end event wherein the best eight players on the men's tennis tour all beat each other up and figure out who is the best one.

"There's always a little bit of tension before every match, and especially here, of course, a little bit because of all the atmosphere, arena". He served under 50% and he needed more than that to avoid those break points he had to play against, but he had a chance to fight until the very end, breaking Grigor's serve in the 10th game of the final set, when Bulgarian served for the win.

Serving for the match at 5-4, however, he wobbled again as a framed backhand beyond the baseline allowed Thiem a reprieve.

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Thiem, ranked fourth in the world, won the Rio Open and was a finalist in Barcelona and Madrid.

But rather than Dimitrov, Thiem it was who wilted.

Dimitrov overcame the disappointment of failing to serve out the rollercoaster encounter from 5-4 up in the deciding set before breaking Thiem for a third time to prevail after nearly two and a half hours.

"To be honest, I didn't think that much about that last match against him".

"It was kind of a similar situation".

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