Andrey Rublev edged Dominic Thiem with 6-2 and 7-5 partials to put an end to your 2020, where achieved five titles and reached the top ten of the ranking. The Austrian, who was already classified and as the leader of the London 2020 Group of the Nitto ATP Finals thanks to their triumphs against Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, awaits rival in the semifinals of the tournament.
The Russian gave the US Open champion no options in the first round. With extreme speed he broke twice the service to get 4-0 and then be able to close the set 6-2 in just 25 minutes and without making unforced errors.
At second partial, the Russian again took Thiem’s serve and had a chance to get 5-3. But nevertheless, the world’s number 3 was finally able to violate his opponent’s serve to even things out. With the score even at five, Rublev took advantage of his chance and got 6-5 up and then took the triumph, one of the most important in his short career.