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ATP Finals Day 3 – Thiem vs Monfils, Djokovic vs Raonic

by Tennisnerd

In the closest match of the ATP World Tour Finals so far, youngster Dominic Thiem managed to mentally outlast Gael Monfils in a topsy-turvy affair that ended 6-3 1-6 6-4. The reason I wrote “mentally outlast” is that Thiem is 22-3 in deciding sets this year while Monfils has a history of wavering in matches and his three double-faults in the last game of the match wasn’t particularly inspiring for his camp. Thiem did look very tired in the second set and sprayed a number of balls, but in the end he got his act together and got the W. Now he has a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. He needs to beat Raonic in his next match to do so.

Raonic on the other hand, did play well against Djokovic and forced two tie-breaks despite being down a break in set. But in the end Djokovic was too strong and won by the slimmest of margins 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5). Djokovic hasn’t been in spellbinding form, but he sure looks ready for another final and the most dramatic one would be against Andy Murray.

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ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS 2016

McEnroe Group

Andy Murray 1-0 (2-0)
Stan Wawrinka 0-1 (0-2)
Kei Nishikori 1-0 (2-0)
Marin Cilic 0-1 (0-2)

Lendl Group

Novak Djokovic 2-0 (4-1)
Milos Raonic 1-1 (2-2)
Gael Monfils 0-2 (1-4)
Dominic Thiem 1-1 (2-3)

Year-end world number one ranking scenarios

Player0 wins1 gp win2 gp wins3 gp wins1 gp win & RU2 gp wins & RU3 gp wins & RU1 gp win & title2 gp wins & title3 gp wins & title
Murray10910111101131011510115101171011910120101221012410
Djokovic10780109801118011380113801158011780118801208012280

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