Dominic Thiem got the victory against Rafael Nadal in straight sets to keep his undefeated drive at ATP Finals this year. Moreover, both players delivered an exciting match with the Austrian victory from the high-quality affair after getting two tiebreakers, 7-6(9-7) 7-6(7-4).
“I really hope people enjoyed the match back home.”
Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal in one of the most extraordinary matches of the year. https://t.co/La1geaJ63K
— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) November 17, 2020
That’s a big disgrace no fans were present in the stadium to see the encounter because all matches are being played behind closed doors at London’s O2 Arena due to the widespread pandemic Coronavirus.
Dominic Thiem said that it was a great match from the 1st to the end point, he was pretty lucky to get the 1st set. He continued that he knew he had a small benefit as he won the first set, but he had to stay super focused. Furthermore, the atmosphere would have been unreal today, he guesses, but he hopes that they put a very good show on for the viewers who watched them on TV.
Thiem said that it is very had time at that moment, strict COVID-19 lockdowns in most of the nations as well as in Austria since today. He added that he really hopes people loved the match back home, and they forgot for a small-time around 2 hours, thirty minutes, the hard times they are living through right now.
Austria entered into strict lockdown measures
On the 17th of November, Austria imposed strict lockdown measures, and people only permitted to go outside just in case of a particular reason, such as shopping for essential goods, going to offices, and for medical requirements. Besides this, restaurants, pubs, and bars are now halted along with the education system, and education is being operated remotely.
Dominic Thiem dealt with 2 set points in a strong opening set, which saw both world best players gave each other very tough time.
He was Dominic Thiem, who controlled his nerve in the tiebreaker and hitting an outstanding forehand across the tennis court to get the lead in the fight. On the other hand, Rafael Nadal, who pushed aside Andrey Rublev in the opening match, could hardly have played well, and levels did not fall at the beginning of an extraordinary 2nd set.
The Spanish player, Rafael Nadal’s form was provisionally abandoned him as he was serving to stay in the match although, he came up with 3 mistakes, which led Dominic Thiem to grasp 3 match points.