Greek tennis sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas won the biggest title of his career so far beating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the final of ATP finals 2-1 sets in London on Sunday.
The Greek lost the first set on the tie-break 6-7, but came back on the second winning by 6-2. The final set was full of drama, but Tsitsipas won on the tie-break 7-6.
At 21 years and three months, Tsitsipas is the youngest Nitto ATP Finals champion since former World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt (20) in 2001 in Sydney.
Tsitsipas, who earned $2,656,000 in prize money and 1,300 ATP Rankings points in five matches this week, is also the first player since David Nalbandian in 2005 to recover from losing the opening set and claim the title.
THE NEW KING OF LONDON 👑
🇬🇷 @StefTsitsipas becomes the first Greek player to win the #NittoATPFinals 🙌
🎥: @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/vgqwdbfQiS
— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 17, 2019
THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE ODYSSEY
The moment @StefTsitsipas became #NittoATPFinals champion! pic.twitter.com/geMfGGfvv1
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 17, 2019
After stunning 6-3, 6-4 Roger Federer on Saturday’s semifinal, Tsitsipas produced another fantastic performance.
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