2020 ATP Tour Finals Day 1 Recap: Thiem Avenges 2019 Finals Loss

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2020 ATP Tour Finals Day 1 Recap

Dominic Thiem would avenge his 2019 Finals loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal would defeat Andrey Rublev in straight sets, and much more at the 2020 ATP Tour Finals.

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2020 ATP Tour Finals Day 1 Results

Singles Results

Dominic Thiem vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas

The first match of the 2020 ATP Tour Finals would be between the 2019 finalists, Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas. In the first set of their match, each player would serve well, holding their service games to a tiebreak.

In the tiebreak, Thiem would prevail, 7-5, to take the set 7-6 (7-5). But, in the second set, Tsitsipas would respond by getting a break of Thiem’s serve, in the third game, to take the set 6-4 and force a third set.

In the decisive third set, Thiem would come out firing, winning the first three games in a row before taking the set 6-3 to win the match 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-3.

Rafael Nadal vs. Andrey Rublev

In the second, and last, singles match of the day, Rafael Nadal would take on Andrey Rublev. In the opening set of their match, Nadal would only need one break of Rublev’s serve, in the sixth game, to take the set 6-3.

In the second set, Nadal would once again only need one break, this time in the first game, to take the set 6-4 and win the match 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles Results

K.Krawietz / A.Mies vs. W.Koolhof / N.Mektic

In the first doubles match of the day, the team of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies would take on the team of Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic.

In the opening set of their match, each team would manage to break the other’s serve once en route to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Krawietz and Mies would prevail, 7-3, to take the set 7-6 (7-3).

But, in the second set, they would each break the other’s serve one time again. In this tiebreak, Koolhof and Mektic would come out on top, 7-4, to take the set 7-6 (7-4) and force a third set tiebreak.

In the decisive third set tiebreak, Koolhof and Mektic would win, 10-7, to take the match 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 10-7.

R.Ram / J.Salisbury vs. L.Kubot / M.Melo

In the second, and last, doubles match of the day, the team of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury would take on the team of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.

In the first set of their match, Ram and Salisbury would get two breaks of their opponents’ serve, in the eighth and twelfth games, to take the set 7-5.

But, in the second set, Kubot and Melo would respond by getting three breaks to take the set 6-3 and force a third set tiebreak.

In the third set tiebreak, Ram and Salisbury would come out on top, 10-5, to win the match 7-5, 3-6, 10-5.

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