Tsitsipas Completes Successful Transition, Lands Nitto ATP Finals Crown

The 2019 ATP Finals was won by Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, after he defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem in the final.

Tsitsipas, who was seeded sixth in the event, was placed in Group Andre Agassi along with Rafael Nadal (1), Daniil Medvedev (4) and Alexander Zverev (7). Group Bjorn Borg comprised of Novak Djokovic (2), Roger Federer (3), Dominic Thiem (5) and Matteo Berrettini (8).

Tsitsipas lost to Nadal in three sets, but defeated both Medvedev and Zverev in straight sets. This meant that he finished on top of Group Andre Agassi, with Zverev, Nadal and Medvedev coming second, third and fourth respectively.

With the top two progressing to the semi-finals, Tsitsipas was joined by Zverev in the last four. In the Bjorn Borg group, Thiem finished on top, followed by Federer, Djokovic and Berrettini respectively.

This implied that Tsitsipas faced Federer in the semis with Zverev taking on Thiem in the other final four contest.

Tsitsipas dimissed Federer 6-3, 6-4, progressing to a final against Thiem, who also won in straight sets. Tsitsipas lost the first set of the final against Thiem in a tie-breaker, but bounced back to win the match 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

The ATP Finals champion was decided by a tie-breaker for just the fourth time in history and the first time since 2005.

Did you know?

Stefanos Tsitsipas, who won the tournament, was making his debut at the event.

Along with Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Matteo Berrettini were also making their debut in the 2019 ATP Finals. As Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the group round robin stage, Rafael Nadal finished the year as the No. 1 ranked player for the fifth time in his career.

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