Tsit­si­pas beats Thiem in 3 sets to win ATP Fi­nals ti­tle

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

LON­DON >> Ste­fanos Tsit­si­pas ral­lied to beat Do­minic Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Sunday to be­come the youngest ATP Fi­nals cham­pion in 18 years and col­lect the big­gest ti­tle of his ca­reer.

The 21-year-old Greek bounced back from drop­ping a tight first set in the fi­nal by racing out to a 4-0 lead in the sec­ond, and then held off his Aus­trian op­po­nent’s come­back in the third.

Tsit­si­pas couldn’t cap­i­tal­ize on an­other early break and a 3-1 lead in the de­cid­ing set but won the last three points of the tiebreaker, clinch­ing the win when Thiem sent a re­turn wide.

He is the youngest cham­pion at the ATP Fi­nals since Lley­ton Hewitt in 2001.

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