Dominic Thiem dominated Novak Djokovic this Saturday in the semifinals of the London Masters. At the end of a high-level match (7-5, 6-7, 7-6).
When these two meet on the court, usually the suspense is there and it sparks. Act 12 of the confrontations between Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokovic was no exception to the rule, turning to the advantage of the first named, this Saturday at the O2 Arena, as part of the semi-finals of the Masters. A result of three sets played at loggerheads and a marathon of nearly three hours with racket in hand. Breathtaking.
In this bosses’ match where the approximation had no place, the Austrian started better, removing the first act (7-5), but the world number one had the merit of never abdicating, sticking to the score at the cost of a breathtaking decisive game conquered over details (6-7). There followed a third round even more dense, without any break point, with an improbable final which saw the Serbian lead 0-4 in the tie-break, before collapsing (6-4) and finally bow (7-6).
Djokovic: “It’s unreal”
“What he did at 0-4 in this tie-break is unreal, yet I do not think I played badly in this decisive game, dixit“ Nole ”, sounded hot on the Eurosport antenna. I was then in a strong position but he succeeded. There was nothing to do. He deserves his victory… ”With 50 winning moves (against 23), Thiem actually went for his final. “It’s always special to play such a legend, with as much stake as a Masters final, what’s more, he whispered afterwards. There are only the best here, it’s amazing for me to be in the final for the second year in a row. “Last season, the Austrian had failed against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 6-2, 7-6). Dependent contrast ?
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