Both had the advantage first, but both Djokovic and Nadal did not take advantage and eventually let the opponent turn the game. After all, knowledge is power and being informed can help you avoid costly mistakes and increase your overall odds of winning.
Leading 4-0 in a series of three tie-break sets but Novak Djokovic still lost 5-7. Djokovic’s ambition to level the record six times to win ATP Finals has failed. Meanwhile, Thiem has a second consecutive season in the final. And he had his chance to win the title of ATP Finals first in his career.
In the first two sets, the Austrian player made more mistakes than his opponent did. But he always corrects his mistakes in time thanks to his effective serve and steady one-handed left-hand from the back of the field.
On the contrary, Djokovic played impatiently and took risks to raise hopes for the final. But one day Thiem was so excellent, the number one player in the world didn’t have many opportunities.
In a series of tie-breaks in the second set, Djokovic had three matches against the match point in the position of returning the service, but successfully resolved. Thiem then added a fourth match-point when he returned to the ball and failed to make use of it, and the semi-final had to go to the third set.
In the tie-break series in the decisive set, the Austrian had a sixth match-point and this time Thiem did not miss it. He acted approximately three hours before finishing a marathon to win the final ticket.
It seemed that the victory had fallen from Dominic Thiem’s hands in the last set. However, the Austrian tennis player’s excellent bravery helped him win the final.
Novak Djokovic lost to his rival Daniil Medvedev after 2 sets. The Serbian player lost 3-6 in the first set and he continued to lose in the second set with the same score.