Austrian Dominic Thiem beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic in a spectacular duel 7-5, 6-7 (10/12) and 7-6 (7/5), this Saturday in London to advance to the end of the Masters.
Thiem, runner-up last year, will play on Sunday for the title with the winner of the duel between Rafael Nadal (2nd) and Daniil Medvedev (4th).
The Champion of the US Open, the first Grand Slam in his record, Thiem was able to overcome an adverse 4-0 in the deciding set.
At the 02 Arena in London, in the last edition before the tournament moved to Turin, Thiem had prevailed in the first set by taking advantage of his only break.
Both players saved their serve in the next one, which fell from the hand of 'Djoko', the great master of sudden deaths, after of Thiem had four match balls.
The Austrian looked tired and could be weighed down by the missed opportunity. Nothing of that. Both tennis players took care of their serve until the end, but this time Thiem signed a historic comeback in the tie break and from the adverse 4-0 went on to triumph based on whipping.