History-making Tsitsipas stunned by ATP Finals turnaround

History-making Tsitsipas stunned by ATP Finals turnaround

History-making Tsitsipas stunned by ATP Finals turnaround

Greece's 21-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas captured the biggest title of his career being crowned the victor of the Nitto ATP Finals 2019 and earning $2,656,000 in prize money. With this, he also became the youngest player to become ATP World Tour Finals champion in 18 years.

Stefanos Tsitsipas said he was ready for a breakthrough Grand Slam victory after winning the ATP Finals in London - but a glance at recent history invites caution. He defeated the Australian 6-7 (6/eight), 6-2, 7-6 (7/four) to change into the champion.

Acquiring received hardcourt titles at Indian Wells Masters, Vienna and Beijing, the two-time French Open runner-up experienced somewhat declared himself as a contender for the large titles on surfaces other than clay.

An undeterred Tsitsipas lashed back at Federer for his slow start and fired down a forehand to break and then extend the gap to three games without reply by hitting his first ace.

After a sensational week in London, Tsitsipas looks poised to lead the charge for the young guns in 2020.

"I was nervous playing in such a big event".

"Things were decided in the tie-break and I am so relieved by this outstanding performance and fight that I gave out on the court".

The former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski believes that Roger Federer is unlikely to win a Grand Slam title again.

The one-week final season tournament, held in London for the penultimate time, saw the youngest stars in the sport steal Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's attention.

But he showed few signs of nerves or fatigue as he wore down Thiem with his courageous all-court attacking game to pocket a $2.6 million winner's cheque.

Stefanos Tsitsipas overcame Dominic Thiem in an epic final of the 2019 ATP Finals in a third set tie break.

But he edged the tiebreak. Federer shook his head after missing two break points at 5-4 before sending a long backhand to open up match point for Tsitsipas.

Tsistipas's response was emphatic. Tsitsipas pocketed a examine for $2.65 million for the tourney win on Sunday night time, together with 1,300 ATP rating factors.

But the final belonged to Tsitsipas and the legions of Greek fans who made the 02 feel like a home from home for the new champion. I didn't give him many options to play within the second set.

"It's the same question every year at the end of the year, and I feel like I'm answering it the same way", he said. So it was music to his ears as "Tsitsipas.Tsitsipas" rang around the cavernous hall.

"I remember myself watching this event on TV and thinking, 'Oh, these guys have done an insane year to be playing here, '" said the 21-year-old Tsitsipas, who was making his first appearance at the tournament.

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