Djokovic subsob kay Thiem
NAPAKARAMING suntok na pinakawalan si Dominic Thiem, kahit si Novak Djokovic ay hindi kinayang salagin.
Sa seesaw match na tumagal ng halos tatlong oras, naligtasan ni Thiem si Djokovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) nitong Martes para maging unang player na umabante mula group stage ng ATP Finals sa London.
“It was maybe the best match I ever played,” bulalas ni two-time French Open runner-up Thiem. “It was a real classic and epic match which will happen from time to time at these big tournaments. It had everything – He was up, I was up. He was playing amazing points. Me, I was playing amazing points.”
Nag-rally sa third set si Djokovic para lumamang 4-1, pero tinuhog ni Thiem ang five straight points bago naipasok ang pangalawa niyang match point.
Sasalang si Djokovic sa winner-take-all match laban kay Roger Federer para desisyunan kung sino ang sasama kay Thiem sa semifinals.
Tinalo ni Federer si Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (2), 6-3, pareho sila ni Djokovic na 1-1 bago ang huling meeting sa round-robin match. Si Thiem ay 2-0, unang biniktima si Federer. Out na si Berrettini sa 0-2. (VE)