LONDON, Nov 18: Stefanos Tsitsipas battled back from a set down against Dominic Thiem to win the ATP Finals title, emphatically staking his claim as the leader of the next generation of aspiring global superstars.
The Greek 21-year-old, who won, 6-7 (6/8), 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday, is the youngest champion since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001 and the fourth first-time champion at the season-ending event in as many years.
It is Tsitsipas�s third title of the season and comes a year after he was crowned champion at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
He has charmed the crowd at London�s O2 Arena all week and earned his place in the final with an impressive straight-sets win against six-time champion Roger Federer.
�I can�t sum up my emotions right now,� said Tsitsipas.
�It�s amazing to be remembered as the 2019 champion. It is a dream come true and the best way to end this match.
�I did get nervous at some points in the match but I managed to forget about how I felt and I had momentum in the tie-break which was really tight.� � AFP