The ATP Finals 2020 tennis tournament opened on the evening of November 15 with the great war between the two players who competed in the final of this tournament last year.
Stefanos Tsitsipas won the ATP Finals for the second consecutive season with ease. With 44 victories in 55 appearances at all levels and winning the ATP Tour championship in Marseille, “Greek God” has just had another successful season.
That made the 22-year-old more highly rated at the ATP Finals 2020 opening game at 9:00 p.m. on November 15, especially when his debut at the ATP Finals 2019, shocked him by beating the highs. players like Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem to win the biggest career title.
On that journey, Tsitsipas lost only 1 match against Rafael Nadal at the end of the group stage. This time, he hopes that he can successfully defend the championship without losing a single match.
It should also be repeated that young Greek talent is not necessarily arrogant. Because of the past 2 seasons, he has ended with important titles. In his breakthrough year 2018, he attended the ATP Next Gen Finals for the second time and won the title without losing a match, despite meeting fierce opponents like Andrey Rublev and Alex de Minaur.
Tsitsipas aims to defend the championship with a winning record
Even with a lot of success in 2020, the recent performance of the “Greek god” has been somewhat erratic. After traumatizing 5 sets against world number 1 Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros, he played 3 matches in major tournaments and lost 2.
As for Dominic Thiem, this is the 5th consecutive season the Austrian player attended the ATP Tour Finals. In the past 11 months, he has shown quite successfully, especially due to the absence of Roger Federer. So, he managed to enter the Top 3 in the world, currently standing at the highest position in his career is ranked 3rd.
During the tennis stop due to COVID-19, Thiem practiced a lot and was full of motivation when he returned. Winning the biggest title of his career was the victory at the US Open. This breaks the dominance of the Big-3 in the Grand Slam system.
But in the past four months, the performance of the Austrian superstar has been somewhat unstable. He had an unexpected defeat against Filip Krajinovic. The player also struggled against Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev at the US Open. Also, he did not play very well against Hugo Gaston, Diego Schwartzman at Roland Garros.