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Soaring Swedes: Ymer On The Rise With Soderling

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:39am
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It started with a backhand down the line. Elias Ymer’s eyes grew wide as his opponent left a forehand short. Stepping inside the baseline, he launched his six-foot frame into the ball, sending it careening to the back wall. 

Ymer let out a deafening roar, echoed by his coach Robin Soderling, who raised his fists in approval. One minute later, the sell-out crowd at the Vendespace Arena joined the Swedish duo in celebrating the 21-year-old’s fourth ATP Challenger Tour title. Tournament organizers in Mouilleron-le-Captif stormed the court to set up the trophy presentation as Ymer and Soderling savoured the moment, reveling in their latest triumph.

For the elder Swede, the satisfaction in witnessing his young charge’s victory was made even sweeter by his disciplined execution throughout the week. Every point, regardless of the score and situation in the match, required the same level of aggression and energy. From falling down an early break to open Sunday’s final to launching a backhand down the line to set up championship point. That’s the approach the former World No. 4 took to the court throughout his 10-year career and that’s exactly what he expects from his pupil.

“A coach is very important, but I cannot just take anyone. He has to fit your personality and there has to be chemistry between you guys. I didn't find one like that until I contacted Robin,” Ymer told ATPWorldTour.com. “He's telling me all the time to be steady, but be aggressive. We’ve had a very good start.”

That start has been more than fruitful for the duo, since they first teamed up in July. The #NextGenATP has since posted an 18-7 record on the ATP Challenger Tour, including titles on the clay of Cordenons, Italy, and the indoor hard courts of Mouilleron-le-Captif, France, on Sunday. His successful streak has seen him vault nearly 150 spots in the Emirates ATP Rankings to No. 146. 

“He has a good chance to go all the way,” Soderling said about his countryman. “He's won Challengers before, but when he plays at his top level, he can not only win these events, but big matches on the ATP World Tour.”

Proud of you @eliasymer.

London A Case Of 'Before And After' For Zverev

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:03am

As someone who has witnessed first-hand Alexander Zverev's growth in the span of a year, coach Juan Carlos Ferrero has no doubt that his pupil is experiencing a breakthrough moment at this year's Nitto ATP Finals. Sunday's opening round win over Marin Cilic is just a preview of what's to come from the 20-year-old, both this week and beyond, according to the Spaniard.

"What we are witnessing is a before and after for Sascha," said Ferrero. The former Emirates ATP Rankings No.1 came on board as a coach alongside the #NextGenATP star's father, Alexander Sr., over the summer. "His experience this week in London will come in handy; he's learning how to handle himself during these types of events. That's essential to his growth."

Zverev showed signs of what was to come back in January when the German, ranked No. 24 at the time, pushed eventual finalist Rafael Nadal to five sets in a losing effort in the third round of the Australian Open. A few weeks later, Zverev claimed his first championship of the year by outlasting the likes of Jeremy Chardy, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet en route to the Open Sud de France title in Montpellier. His breakthrough into the Emirates ATP Rankings Top 10 came at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Rome, where Zverev defeated Novak Djokovic in the final, becoming the youngest Masters 1000 titlist since a 19-year-old Djokovic won the Miami Open presented by Itau in 2007.

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Despite the accolades, Ferrero admits that Zverev has felt the pressure that has come with his meteoric rise. Ferrero has done his best to help Sascha manage his success and the expectations that come with it. 

"It has been a very important year for him," Ferrero said. "These accolades have all come very quickly, and that's something that he has struggled to handle at times. Part of my goal is to keep him balanced and not to lash out when things don't go his way. That will improve over time, but I'm trying to accelerate that process. He has to keep growing, keep gaining experience and this week in London is a good opportunity to do just that."

Ferrero's own mentor, Samuel Lopez, is also present in London as current coach of Pablo Carreno Busta, who narrowly missed out on qualifying but will play two matches as an alternate. Lopez is equally impressed with Zverev's improvement as a player as he is with Ferrero's handling and guidance of the young talent.

"They say it's harder to get to the top than it is to stay there," Lopez said. "You have to have the right set of weapons to perform consistently at the highest level; above all, you need to have a competitive edge and have what it takes to play under adverse situations. Sascha has that along with natural qualities so he's here to stay. Juan Carlos is very demanding; he's a professional and that will rub off on Sascha."

For Thiem, It All Changed On The Second Serve

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:39am

The conversation about winning and losing tennis matches begins with the second serve.

Dominic Thiem outlasted Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at the Nitto ATP Finals Wednesday evening with this key battleground being the crucible of the final outcome.

The first serve always reigns supreme in our sport, delivering a healthy win percentage because of its power, freedom, and accuracy. But as soon as it’s missed, the gateway to breaking serve becomes illuminated. The first serve is essentially a red light to collecting return points. The second serve is as green as it gets.

At 4-4, 15/15 in the third set, as the match clock ticked over to two hours on the dot, Carreno Busta chased a first serve down the middle to Thiem’s backhand. It clipped the net and went long, and in so doing, the point flipped from red to green for Thiem.

Carreno Busta kicked in an 83 mph second serve, which Thiem thumped with a forehand return straight to Carreno Busta’s backhand. Thiem followed it up with a leaping run-around forehand winner back behind to the backhand. The match essentially ended right there.

It was the gateway point to victory, as Thiem would win seven of the next nine points to seal a very tight encounter. Both players had a winning record behind their first serves, and both players had a losing record behind their second serves. That’s more common in our sport than we realise.

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The three main reasons second serves get beat up so much are because of the predicability of their location to the backhand return, the reduced speed at which they are hit, and the high volume that come back in the court, instantly putting the server on defence.

Carreno Busta’s fastest serve for the match was 122 mph, but his average second serve speed was 83 mph – just 68 per cent of his most powerful delivery. This dynamic allowed Thiem to mentally switch from defence to offence during the match as soon as the first serve was missed. The relationship between the speed of each serve, and the corresponding return speed, dictated who had first rights to enjoy offence.

Carreno Busta’s average first serve speed for the match was 109 mph, forcing Thiem to average 59 mph with his first serve returns – putting Thiem’s return speed at 54 per cent of the shot coming at him.

But how the weather changed when the first serve was missed.

Carreno Busta averaged 83 mph on his second serve, therefore enabling Thiem to average 80 mph with his second serve return – approximately a one-to-one ratio that let Thiem instantly wrestle control of the point.

Normally players step in closer to the baseline to return second serves, but not so with Thiem here in London. In this match, his average return hit point against a first serve was half a metre behind the baseline, but he then migrated back 1.7 metres behind the baseline to return second serves.

This was actually an improvement for Thiem from his opening-round loss to Grigor Dimitrov, where the Austrian averaged standing an astounding 3.3 metres behind the service line to hit second serves. That strategy works brilliantly on clay, but not so much on indoor hard.

Thiem essentially wants the ball to drop lower into his strike zone to crush it, rather than take the ball earlier and higher to get the ball back quicker to the server. Against Carreno Busta, Thiem’s average contact point against first serves was 1.31m, but that dropped to 1.19m against second serves.

The average net clearance of Thiem’s first serve returns was 1.16m, but that dropped to 1.06m against second serves as Thiem significantly upped his average return speed from 59 mph to 80 mph.

With Thiem serving at 5-4 in the third set, he made a first serve on the opening point and won it. Two second serve points followed, and he lost them both. He won the last three points of the match behind three first serves. Putting a first serve in the court at crunch time mattered a lot in this match, and then some.

Peers/Kontinen Beat Klaasen/Ram, Now Prepare For SFs

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:30am

Defending champions Henri Kontinen and John Peers completed Group Eltingh-Haarhuis round-robin play with a 2-1 record on Thursday.

Second sedes Kontinen and Peers fought back to beat alternates Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 2-6, 6-1, 10-8 over 59 minutes in a repeat of last year’s title match at The O2 in London.

Klaasen and Ram replaced sixth seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut after Herbert withdrew on Thursday morning due to lower back pain.

There were two breaks of serve in each of the first two sets, before Kontinen and Peers won eight of the first 11 points in the Match tie-break en route to their 40th match win of the season.

The Finnish-Australian pair, now 40-17 on the season that includes four titles – including the Australian Open (d. Bryans) and the Shanghai Rolex Masters (d. Kubot/Melo) – will now face the top team from Group Woodbridge/Woodforde on Saturday night in the semi-finals.

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PRANK! Harrison Tricks Dimitrov In Press

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:36am
Ryan Harrison plays a prank on Grigor Dimitrov as he tees him up for an extremely awkward interview after his win at the Nitto ATP Finals on Wednesday afternoon.

Querrey Previews Federer Vs Cilic Clash Nitto ATP Finals 2017

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:41am
Sam Querrey gives his thoughts on the match-up between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic on Thursday afternoon at the Nitto ATP Finals.

Highlights: Dimitrov Seals SF Berth, Thiem Wins

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:09pm
Watch highlights as Grigor Dimitrov cruises past David Goffin to earn his spot in the semi-finals and Dominic Thiem keeps his chances alive with a win over Pablo Carreno Busta. Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo and Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares also won. Photo Credit: Getty Images. Watch live tennis at TennisTV.com.

Thiem Tames Carreno Busta In Three

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:28pm

Dominic Thiem jolted his chances of making his first appearance in the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals. The fourth seed collected his first win of the week on Wednesday, beating Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at The O2.

The World No. 4 improved to 1-1 in London and will now play for a chance to reach the semi-finals on Friday against seventh seed David Goffin, who is also 1-1 after losing to Grigor Dimitrov 6-0, 6-2 earlier Wednesday. Dimitrov, 2-0, has won Group Pete Sampras and will play in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Thiem trails his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Goffin 3-6, and the Belgian won both of their matches earlier this season, including on the hard courts of the Australian Open.

“I'm very happy and pleased that I get the chance to play for the semi-finals on Friday,” Thiem said. “We had some big, important matches in the past, also in the deep rounds of Slams. This one's going to be another one. We know each other very well. He played a very good match here, one very bad match. I don't know what to expect. I'm hoping that it's going to be a tough match, and I'm trying everything to go through to the semis.”

Thiem had been 1-14 against Top 10 players on hard courts. But his powerful groundstrokes pushed the World No. 10 Carreno Busta enough for the Austrian to record his second career win at the Nitto ATP Finals. Thiem went 1-2 last year during his debut.

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Carreno Busta is an alternate and is taking the place of countryman Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from the season finale on Monday due to an injury to his right knee. But Carreno Busta looked very much like a player who deserved to be at the Nitto ATP Finals.

In the opening set, Thiem broke twice to take the early lead, and it looked as if fans would see another quick match on Wednesday. Thiem had never lost to Carreno Busta, owning a 4-0 record in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, including a straight-sets win in February during the final of the clay-court Rio Open presented by Claro.

But the 26-year-old debutant from Spain stole momentum early in the second, breaking in the third game and then again in the ninth game with some old-school serving and volleying to even the match. He pumped his fist and shouted "¡Vamos!" at his box. All of a sudden, Carreno Busta was one set away from joining rare company.

Four alternates had played on the main stage since the Nitto ATP Finals moved to London in 2009. But only one had won a match. Serbian Janko Tipsarevic shocked World No. 1 and countryman Novak Djokovic in 2011.

Watch Classic Moment: Tipsarevic Stuns Djokovic In 2011 London Finale

In a back-and-forth third set, though, Thiem was the last to grab momentum, breaking for a 5-4 lead and serving out the match. After his 12th ace on match point, he filled his cheeks and let out a long exhale – his semi-final hopes were still alive.

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Federer Bids For Unbeaten Group Finish Against Cilic

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:22pm

Typically a picture of calm, regardless of the score, Roger Federer still grapples with much of the same internal dialogues as his peers at crunch times on court. The 36-year-old conceals it better than most, but during a three-set triumph over Alexander Zverev at the Nitto ATP Finals on Tuesday, he admits he let it bubble to the surface at times.

Having already qualified for his 14th semi-final in 15 appearances at the season finale, there is less chance of much frustration showing in his final round-robin clash against No. 7 seed Marin Cilic on Thursday. Even a man playing as freely and confidently as Federer in 2017, though, needs to give himself a pep talk in the heat of battle.

“In some ways I feel like it's been a season where playing freely has served me well. In the bigger moments, I try to smile on the inside and think, you know, like it's all good,” Federer said after his victory over Zverev. “I was getting a bit frustrated with some of the shot selections at 5-1 in the third. I'm talking to myself, saying, ‘What am I even getting upset about? I'm leading 5-1 in the third. I'm one game away from qualifying in the semis. You want to get upset? There's zero reason for that. I think it's important sometimes to remind myself that it's all good.” 

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It could have been a very different scenario heading into Federer’s and Cilic’s final round-robin clash had the Croat not let slip a 3-1 advantage in the third set against Zverev, and a 3-0 third-set lead against Jack Sock. If Federer was airing his grievances with his play during a win over Zverev, Cilic’s frustrations in two narrow defeats would be understandable.

“Yeah, it is frustrating, absolutely,” Cilic said. “Definitely disappointing in both matches in that third set, being in a good position, putting myself in a good position. But, yeah, unfortunately I didn't close it… It's part of the sport, so I’m just going to try to regroup, get a little bit refreshed, try to play another good match.

“What makes the difference, I think with these top guys, is if you don't take the chances, it's one point here and there. I’m just going to try to be a little bit more stubborn in my preparations maybe for the next match, and hopefully next year.”

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Cilic has the aggressive all-round game to beat Federer, as he showed en route to his US Open title in 2014 but the Swiss is playing with a renewed confidence in 2017 as was evidenced in their Wimbledon final. There a blistered and emotional Cilic had no answers, salvaging just eight games in a lop-sided decider. His US Open upset remains the only time in eight FedEx ATP Head2Head clashes he has triumphed.

Cilic rebounded from his Wimbledon heartache to reach semi-finals in Tokyo, Shanghai and Basel leading into his fourth appearance at The O2. Federer, too, brings solid form into the tail end of the season with titles in Shanghai and an eighth Basel triumph, before his withdrawal from the Paris Rolex Masters on the eve of the Nitto ATP Finals to rest his body. 

His withdrawal from Paris ended any hope of supplanting Rafael Nadal as the year-end No. 1, but as he said following his victory over Sock, the ranking is just a bonus at this stage of his career.
“In some ways I'm happy he clinched it because he deserves it,” Federer said of Nadal finishing the year at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings. “And like this, I can focus on playing the tournament, and not having to talk about that at the same time.” With no more talk of No. 1, playing freely is clearly serving him well at The O2 this year. 

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Highlights: Murray/Soares Keep Tournament Hopes Alive

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:46pm
Watch highlights as Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares defeat Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers on Wednesday at the Nitto ATP Finals. Watch live matches on TennisTV.com

Murray/Soares Satisfied With Performance Against Dodig/Granollers

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:44pm
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares discuss their win over over Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers and the importance of their next match at the Nitto ATP Finals.

Beatles Or Spice Girls? Sock On The Spot

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:38pm
Jack Sock chooses between The Beatles and the Spice Girls and other British favourites in this quickfire interview at the Nitto ATP Finals.

Win & They're In: Zverev & Sock Play For SF Spot

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:16pm

Thursday evening’s match between third-seeded Alexander Zverev and eighth-seeded Jack Sock might be the final clash of Group Boris Becker play, but the stakes cannot be any higher.

The winner moves onto the semi-finals at The O2; the loser's debut at the Nitto ATP Finals comes to an end.

Roger Federer has clinched the top spot in the group by beating both Zverev and Sock. But since both season finale debutants defeated Marin Cilic to claim 1-1 records, the winner between the two will finish second and earn a spot in the final four in London.

So while Zverev was disappointed to lose a tough three-setter against Federer on Tuesday in which he looked at least the equal of the Swiss for the first two sets, he is not down on himself. How does he feel?

“Good, because I still have a very decent chance of being in the semi-finals,” Zverev said. “It was a pretty positive match. I think we both played pretty well. I feel very confident going into the Sock match.”

The 20-year-old German is not the only one who will take the court with confidence. Sock is still playing with house money after soaring up the Emirates ATP Race To London in its final week, moving from No. 24 into the season finale cut with his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Rolex Paris Masters. Much like in Paris, Sock wasn’t sure about the qualification scenarios after his victory against Cilic on Tuesday, but he is not looking ahead to the semi-finals.

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“There's still a long way to go for that,” Sock said. “I'm just focused on my tennis. I obviously know I have to win...I knew if I did the right things, played some good tennis, I could give myself a chance. That's kind of what I'm here to do.”

And with one clash standing between either Zverev or Sock and the semi-finals, anything can happen. The pair’s FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry is knotted at 1-1, with both matches coming last year on hard courts. Sock won a two-hour, 48-minute battle in their only indoor hard court match, which came in Stockholm.

The major difference between the two matches was Sock’s performance on his second serve. The American won just 43 per cent of second-serve points in their first meeting in Beijing last year, before upping that number to 62 per cent in Sweden just weeks later.

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But both players have come a long way since then. Each has broken into the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, with Zverev rising all the way from No. 20 the week of his loss against Sock in Stockholm to where he is now: third in the world. Sock, who was 23rd in the rankings at the time, is now up to ninth.

For the second match in a row, Sock’s lethal topspin forehand will likely end up in rallies against an excellent backhand in Zverev’s two-hander. Court positioning will also be key, as even with a tremendous forehand, it will be tough for Sock to control points if the German is closer to the baseline and the player stepping into his shots, as he tends to be.

Regardless of the outcome, there will be three first-time Nitto ATP Finals semi-finalists for the first time since Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Gilles Simon reached the final four in 2008. But who will earn their shot against the top qualifier from Group Pete Sampras?

Zverev and Sock will decide that in what sets up to be a thriller.

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Murray/Soares Stay Alive In London

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:00pm
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Last year, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares were perfect in group play at the Nitto ATP Finals before falling in the semi-finals. But after losing a tough opener this season, they were in jeopardy of not making the semi-finals at all.

The Scottish-Brazilian kept their hopes alive on Wednesday with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory against Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers in 52 minutes. 

"Now it's a normal tournament. If we win, we keep going forward. If we lose, we're on holidays," Murray said. "We played a great match. We've got a good chance on Friday to progress further in the tournament.

It may have been the first meeting between the two teams, but Murray and Soares certainly made a strong first impression, eliminating Dodig and Granollers from semi-final contention.

Murray was flying around the net in the early exchanges, poaching with swinging forehand volleys, while Soares put on a masterclass from the baseline, working his own way to the net where he too put on a show for the fans at The O2.

Murray and Soares won more than double the number of points in the match, never giving their opponents much of a chance. They broke Dodig in his first service game in each set, and ran away with it from there.

While the Croatian saved two break points from 0/40 at 1-1 in the second set, he could not fight off a third. Soares masterfully placed a return at Dodig’s feet, before taking the server’s reply and lobbing it over Granollers head, forcing the Spaniard into an error.

Murray and Soares, who secured the 2016 year-end No. 1 spot in the Emirates ATP Doubles Team Rankings in London, claimed 17 of the match’s final 21 points to gather plenty of momentum before their final round-robin match against the top-seeded pair of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, who with a 2-0 record have already secured their spot in the semi-finals. Kubot and Melo clinched this season's year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Doubles Team Ranking with their opening win Monday

"We played them quite a few times this year. It's always been close. Two of the matches have been close. Look, it's going to be difficult. They played a lot of great tennis since, like, March, won a bunch of tournaments, obviously feeling confident with their game," Murray said. "I think we're a great team. If we play our best, I think we're better than them. We might not win, but I'm still going to back us."

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Dimitrov Routs Goffin To Reach SFs

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:26pm

Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday looked like a man determined to seize his first opportunity at the Nitto ATP Finals.

The sixth seed dashed to 6-0, 6-2 win against Belgian David Goffin, cruising in only 74 minutes to move to 2-0 in London. Dimitrov guaranteed his spot in the semi-finals, joining Roger Federer as the only two singles players who have secured their weekend reservations. The Bulgarian has also put himself in great shape to win Group Pete Sampras and face the second-place finisher of Group Boris Becker on Saturday.

“I think clearly I played a great match today,” Dimitrov said. “I think my focus was very good. I started the match well. I was using every opportunity. I took care of all of the balls that I had to. I won the most important points, especially in the first set.”

The first Bulgarian to qualify for the season finale in its 48-year history was dominant all day. He raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set, winning 12 of the first 15 points. Goffin had two chances on serve for 1-3, but Dimitrov pulled out the 15-point game and broke once more to win the first set.

Forty-eight minutes into the match, Goffin put himself on the scoreboard. But he never found the level that helped him to the biggest win of his career over World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at The O2 on Monday, partly because Dimitrov was pressing him all match. The sixth seed charged the net 17 times, winning 70 per cent of those points.

“I'm feeling okay. It was not the problem today. It was just a tough, tough match against Grigor, who played really well,” Goffin said.

“It was not easy for me to lose my serve from the start. It was tough for my confidence after that when it was 0-4. In the second, I had some opportunities to come back, to break back, but he was really solid. He served well.”

Goffin finished with only nine winners and 28 unforced errors. Dimitrov was nearly the opposite: 18 winners and 11 unforced errors.

Dimitrov, who improved to 46-19 this season, said he played one of his best matches of the year. “This is definitely the one that sticks out in terms of consistency, focus, striking the ball, movement, agility, everything that I can possibly think... I work for those moments, too... They don't just come to you. Again, when you recognize that, you might as well make the most out of it,” he said. 

The matchup seemed like it would follow a Nitto ATP Finals pattern so far this week and go three sets. Goffin had beaten Dimitrov during their most recent FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting, a three-sets win indoors in February at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

Instead, the Belgian, who still has a chance to qualify for the semi-finals, will try to finish Group Pete Sampras play with a win against Austrian Dominic Thiem on Friday. Goffin leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 6-3.

“I have to now prepare for the next one... As a tennis player, normally you lose almost every week. Like I said, it's just another loss. The most important [thing] is to think about the next match,” Goffin said. “I have already an idea with the tactics against [Thiem] because I played so many times against him. We played a lot of good matches against each other.” 

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Dimitrov Discusses Win Over Goffin

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:29pm
Grigor Dimitrov talks about his victory over David Goffin, which guarantees his spot in the semi-finals in his first season finale. Watch live tennis at TennisTV.com.

Klaasen/Ram Preview Murray/Soares Vs Dodig/Granollers

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:11pm
Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen look ahead to the must-win doubles clash between Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares and Ivan Dodig/Marcel Granollers at the Nitto ATP Finals.

Day 3 Snapshot In 45 Seconds Nitto ATP Finals 2017

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:10pm
Take look back on the highlights of day three at the Nitto ATP Finals in this 45 second snapshot

Highlights: Kubot/Melo Book Their Spot In The SF

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:08pm
Watch highlights as Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo take down Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan to become the second doubles team to earn their spot in the semi-finals. Photo Credit: Thomas Lovelock/ATP World Tour. Watch live tennis at TennisTV.com.

Querrey Previews Thiem Vs. Carreno Busta Battle

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:06pm
Singles alternate Sam Querrey gives his thoughts on the Group Pete Sampras clash between Dominic Thiem and Pablo Carreno Busta, with Carreno Busta competing in his first match at the Nitto ATP Finals.