Impressed Thiem outshines Nadal at ATP Finals | Tennis Information

LONDON: Austria’s Dominic Thiem produced a surprising show of attacking tennis to beat Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) in a high-quality duel on the ATP Finals and seize management of their group on Tuesday.
World quantity three Thiem saved a few set factors within the first tiebreak earlier than whipping away a forehand to take a gap set through which there was barely something between the 2.
Spaniard Nadal, bidding to win the one large title to elude him, engineered the primary break of the match at 3-Three within the second set just for Thiem to answer in beautiful trend.
Nadal was on the point of defeat when he slipped 0-40 behind serving at 4-5 after a wayward smash, however the 20-time Grand Slam champion dug himself out of a gap, saving three match factors.
US Open champion Thiem was unshakeable, nevertheless, and cast his manner right into a 6-Three lead within the day’s second tiebreak.
Nadal clawed one level again, however Thiem completed it off when his opponent dragged a backhand broad, a uncommon unforced error.
Thiem had overwhelmed reigning champion Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in his opening round-robin match within the London Group and can qualify for the semi-finals if Tsitsipas beats Andrey Rublev later.
World quantity two Nadal’s destiny will relaxation on his remaining group match towards Tsitsipas.

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