2020 Nitto ATP Finals – Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on and what time does it start? Sunday 15th November, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas taking place? The O2 Arena, London

What channel is Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on? BBC Two

Where can I stream Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match via Amazon Prime Video

Where can I get tickets for Dominic Thiem vs Stefanos Tsitsipas? The Nitto ATP Finals will be played without spectators

THE LOWDOWN

DOMINIC THIEM

  • World number three Dominic Thiem will be glad of the rest after his fitness came into question at the Vienna Open, losing in the quarter-finals to eventual champion Andrey Rublev.
  • The Austrian became a Grand Slam champion for the first time in his career at the US Open back in September by coming back from two sets down against fellow ATP finalist Alexander Zverev.
  • 27-year-old Thiem has lost just three times since the re-start of the tennis season, with Diego Schwartzman the other player alongside Zverev to make the year-end draw in London.

STEFANOS TSITSIPAS

  • Reigning ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas has had an average 2020 season to say the least by his high standards, with the world number five winning just one title in Marseille before the covid-19 suspension.
  • The 22-year-old has struggled to make impactful form since the re-start f the season and has lost to the late season’s rising stars Jannik Sinner and Ugo Humbert recently.
  • The Greek will come to London with a renewed vigour, however, and has form for defending titles after his solitary tour trophy this year was a solid defence of his 2019 Marseille title.

THE PREDICTION

This is an immediate replay of last year’s ATP Finals final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem and so much has changed since then. World number three Thiem is now a Grand Slam champion and the efforts he made to improve his hard-court game towards the end of last season obviously paid off in his victory at the US Open. Tsitsipas, like Zverev before him, could not really back-up his ATP Finals title with an imperious following year although we will never know what could have been after so much disruption in 2020. 27-year-old Thiem leads a tight head-to-head with the Greek 4-3 and their wins have zig-zagged back and forth since two initial victories for the Austrian back in 2018. In this way, it is Thiem’s turn to win the next encounter and form would suggest this to be the case here. Five of their seven matches so far have seen a set fall to each player and that should be the case in a statement win for Thiem.

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