TENNIS

ATP Finals Tennis : Tsitsipas Beats Thiem To Clinch Title


Stefanos Tsitsipas crowned an incredible year as he battled back to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-7 6-2 7-6 to win the ATP finals title.

Tsitsipas surged into a 4-0 lead in the second set and Thiem appeared to be flagging when he then trailed 3-1 in the deciding set before rediscovering his early spark.

Thiem broke back to take the showpiece into a deciding tiebreak but it was Tsitsipas, who stayed strong, moving 6-4 ahead and clinching victory when Thiem fired a tired forehand wide.

Tsitsipas becomes the youngest winner of the tournament since Lleyton Hewitt, aged 20, won it in 2001.

)