Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas has defeated Australia’s Alex de Minaur 2-4, 4-1, 4-3(3), 4-3(3) to claim the second NextGen ATP Finals.
The world no. 15 showed his quality when it mattered against the world no. 31. de Minaur who had jumped out of the gates quickly to take the first set, before Tsitsipas stormed back in the second set.
The tournament was played using the fast four format which sees the first player win four games take the set. If the score is 3-3 they play a tiebreaker. Lets are play on and there is no deuce, instead, it is a deciding point.
The third and fourth sets went to a tiebreak and there was a point where de Minaur just missed a shot by centimetres. If that was in things may have been different, instead, Tsitsipas was up 4-3. The next point saw the Greek player just catch the outside of the line to take a 5-3 lead, then de Minaur hit wide to see the world no. 15 with three championship points. He needed just one as de Minaur hit well long. He fell onto his back as he took in the moment, before leaping to his feet to run to the net to shake hands.
Now the players look forward to the season-ending break before embarking on pre-season training ahead of the Australian summer of tennis.