Anderson too strong – Thiem started defeating
LONDON. ATP finals: The Austrian tennis ace must be shaking after a bad start in London after the semi-finals.
Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem also lost his starting match yesterday in the third ATP finals in London, and so on Tuesday with his back to the wall. 25-year-old Niederösterreicher defeated Winner Kevin Anderson in 108 minutes with 3: 6 and 6: 7 (10).
"I'm disappointed that it was not good, but the differences are very small, so defeat is not the end of the world, because I still have every chance," said the 25-year-old. He is now facing a loss in the "Lleyton Hewitt" group between Roger Federer (Sz / 2) and Kei Nishikori (Jpn / 7). The only winner and the other are entering the semifinals.
Thiem started with the third masters, but planned. The finalist of the French race, which last showed a significant increase in indoor with the first home title (St. Petersburg) and the semifinals at the Masters 1000 event in Paris-Bercy, was the shadow of himself in the first set. Servant and return, Thiem was far from his best. Anderson handed a single fraction to 3: 1 to win the set after 41 minutes.
Passage two was very different and very exciting: Thiem served better, was also stronger on return and served the cannon Anderson initially dropped.
Thiem's backhand worked and he also started to hit his first ace. As a result, Protector Günter Bresnik would be able to make a match for Anderson's third victory in a row. But it turned out differently.
Can not use the set spheres
Just like Thiem led 3: 1, but in the first half he was 5: 6. Before his parents Karin and Wolfgang Thiem, as well as girlfriend Kiki Mladenovic, won the defense of the second ball game 7: 6 and 9: 8 two balls . But Aufschlager was Anderson, who made the third point of the match with eleven and twelve. Again, Thiem turned to an ace at 10:10, but at 11:10 for Anderson, he finished again with an ace.
The ATP finals in London ($ 8.5 million, Hart): Singles, Hewitt Group: Kevin Anderson (Rsa / 4) – Dominic Thiem (Ö / 6) 6: 3, 7: 6. Double Group "Llodra / Santoro": Jamie Murray / Bruno Soares (Gb / Bra / 4) – Raven Klaasen / Michael Venus (Rsa / Nzl / 6) 7: 6 (5), 4: 6, 10: 5.
Czech women again secured the FED Cup
Early Triumph: Czech tennis ladies have their lonely class again in the Fed Cup final. In the final against the defense of the US champions in Prague, the hosts were already the first three singles with unbeatable 3-0 leadership as the winners of the traditional team competition.
Winning Series: The decisive third point was won by Katerina Siniakova with 7: 5, 5: 7, 7: 5 against Sofia Kenin. Siniakova also won her first single match against Alison Riske on Saturday and Barbora Strycova defeated Kenin at the start. For the Czech Republic it was the sixth triumph over the past eight years. The seventeen-member US winner, including Williams' sisters Serena and Venus, was missing.