After underwhelming on earlier visits to London, Thiem has been in fabulous kind throughout his keep at the O2, beating Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the spherical robin levels earlier than taking out the defending champion to book his spot in the final.
Tsitsipas had earlier taken out Federer in straight units, and there’ll now be a first-time champion at the season-ending occasion.
Tsitsipas isn’t any stranger to an end-of-season title, having received the Next Gen Finals in Milan only a yr in the past, and it’s set to be an intriguing battle of the one-handed backhands. One will win the largest title of their profession.
French Open runner-up Thiem received their solely 2019 assembly in Beijing and leads their total head-to-head 4-2.
Thiem saved a break level in the third and fifth video games of the first set however survived solely to pinch it in the 12th.
Zverev’s second serve has been a thorn in his facet all through 2019 and after a protracted delay between his first and second serves on set level, he dumped the ball into the internet to give Thiem a one-set lead.
As Zverev skulked to his courtside seat, he tossed his racquet at the ground in frustration, which rebounded throughout the court docket.
In the sixth recreation of the second set, Thiem struck once more and he made no mistake in seeing out the win.