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Medvedev storms back to beat Thiem and claim ATP Finals title – tennis

Daniil Medvedev barged to the head of the queue of young pretenders as the Russian captured the biggest title of his career by beating Dominic Thiem 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 in an absorbing climax to London’s last ATP Finals on Sunday. Thiem was on course to become the first Austrian to win the title, following on from his recent U.S. Open ...

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Nadal adapts, ATP Finals title still remains elusive – tennis

In the seventh game of the deciding set against Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal resorted to serve and volley thrice, losing the point each time as the volley wasn’t short enough, handing Medvedev the break at 3-3. But think of it: when was the last time one saw Nadal serve and volley thrice in a single game, or even a set? ...

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Thiem gets past Djokovic in 3-set semifinal at ATP Finals – tennis

Dominic Thiem ended Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record-tying sixth ATP Finals title, beating the top-ranked player 7-5, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5) in the semifinals Saturday by grabbing seven of the last eight points. Thiem could have closed things more than an hour earlier, but he frittered away four match points in the second-set tiebreaker, including one by double-faulting. Then ...

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on – tennis

London’s farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday. Defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win. ...

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Djokovic reaches ATP Finals semis, Nadal showdown still on – tennis

London’s farewell edition of the ATP Finals could still have its dream climax after world number one Novak Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 6-3 7-6(4) to seal a last-four spot on Friday. Defeat by Daniil Medvedev had left the five-time champion needing to beat Germany’s Zverev to avoid a group stage exit and he obliged with a relatively comfortable win. Djokovic ...

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Rublev beats already-qualified Thiem at ATP Finals – tennis

The lights went out unexpectedly at the O2 Arena, causing the start of the match between Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals to be delayed Thursday. The already-qualified Thiem was short of energy, too, when play eventually began. The U.S. Open champion lost to Rublev 6-2, 7-5 in a contest that had little real consequence for either ...

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Zverev grinds out 3-set win over Schwartzman in ATP Finals – tennis

Alexander Zverev kept his tournament hopes alive with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday at the season-ending ATP Finals. With Zverev’s victory, Daniil Medvedev can advance to the semifinals if he beats top-ranked Novak Djokovic later Wednesday in the empty O2 Arena. Djokovic can also advance with a match to spare but must win in straight ...

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Medvedev beats Djokovic to reach semis at ATP Finals – tennis

Daniil Medvedev is enjoying the ATP Finals a lot better in his second appearance. Medvedev secured a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament by dominating five-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday for his second straight win of the group stage. Medvedev, who lost all three of his group matches last year on his tournament debut, has now ...

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Inspired Thiem outshines Nadal at ATP Finals – tennis

Austria’s Dominic Thiem produced a stunning display of attacking tennis to beat Rafa Nadal 7-6(7) 7-6(4) in a high-quality duel at the ATP Finals and seize control of their group on Tuesday. World number three Thiem saved a couple of set points in the first tiebreak before whipping away a forehand to take an opening set in which there was ...

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Novak Djokovic beats Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2 at ATP Finals – tennis

Novak Djokovic overcame an early break to beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2 Monday at the season-ending ATP Finals in an empty O2 Arena. The top-ranked Djokovic has won the tournament five times — one short of Roger Federer’s record. Schwartzman broke Djokovic for a 2-1 lead in the first set, but the 28-year-old Argentine immediately gave it back as he ...

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