World No. 2 tennis legend Novak Djokovic went down in the second encounter of ATP World Tour Finals 2019 against World No. 5 Dominic Thiem as the Austrian star produced a stellar performance to outclass the strong Serb. He stunned the second-ranked player by 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) verdict. However, Thiem lost the first set in the electrifying battle but later he made a spectacular comeback and marked the remarkable win.
After winning the battle against tennis great Novak Djokovic, Austrian professional Dominic Thiem was head over heels. He also expressed his feelings by saying, “this was really one of these special matches, what I’ve practised all my life for, all my childhood for. Really epic one in an amazing atmosphere, beating a legend of our game. And also I’ve qualified for the semi-finals, which is the best. Novak is the best player in the world and I had to do something special”.
The next up for an Austrian legend Theim is Matteo Berrettini of Italy who was thrashed by the Serbian legend in the grand campaign opener with 6-2, 6-1 scoreline. Djokovic grabbed the successful victory against Italian opponent in just 64 minutes of action. However, he gave Berrettini a little bit of chance to steal the win during the entertaining battle but World No. 8 failed to do so. As a result, the Serb set his meeting with Dominic Theim in the second encounter.
While on the other side, Novak Djokovic has still got a chance to redeem himself as he can book his place in the top-four round of the prestigious tournament after beating World No. 3 Roger Federer in a historic shootout. Both the tennis veterans Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will face each other in an enthralling shootout on Friday. It will be interesting to see whether the former World No. 1 tennis star Djokovic will be able to claw back on the winning ways or Federer will turn the waves in his favour.
Earlier in the opening round of the ongoing tournament, Federer fall short against strong Austrian Dominic Thiem with a great margin of 7-5, 7-5. Thiem took 100 minutes to topple Swiss veteran in the nail-biting battle.