Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Evening Standard for the ATP Finals in 2019, as today's Finals Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thames go head-to-head.
Time knocked out defending champion Alexander Zverev with a 7: 5, 6: 3 victory at London's O2 Arena on Saturday to reach the final two of the season-ending tournament.
Austrian Theim will face off against Tzipipas – his target partner three years ago – for the trophy after the Greek youth stunned six-time champion Roger Federer in straight sets.
The show takes place after the doubles finals of Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicklas Mahout face Michael Venus and Raven Klassen.
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Herbert / Mahout 3-1 Class / Venus
A solid start for the undefeated French pair, who broke through in the third and could come close to sealing the first set if they lock up the break here.
Unlike Klassen / Venus, they have been here before and there may be only a few nerves for the South African-Kiwi duo so far.
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Where every player can make a difference
The Greek is very attacking, always going on the offensive and trying to defeat his opponents. That was against Federer when he adopted a more conservative approach, and Ficipas knew that by targeting the Swiss forehand, he could be inclined to take more risks – and therefore make more mistakes.
But if it comes to tablets, we know how Ficipas enjoys them. He has won 32 of 44 this year – the best record on the tour – and may have an advantage in that area against Themes, who only once won the three tiebreakers he faced in the tournament.
Indeed, he is also an expert in saving himself from being broken. Ficipas saves a staggering 86 percent of the break-outs facing the tournament and will be a tough nut to crack.
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If Herbert and Mahout win today, they will become the first Frenchmen to win the doubles title at the 2005 ATP finals of Michael Lodra and Jabris Santoro in Shanghai.
Meanwhile, Klassen is seeking to become the first South African to achieve the feat of Ellis Ferreira in 2001. His partner, Michael Venus, will be the first in New Zealand to become a doubles champion.
Lots to play then!
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Coming: final in doubles
Before reaching the singles finals, first in the doubles final is the doubles final – and promises to be a fascinating clash.
Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahout took Raven Klassen and Michael Venus in today's final and the French pair were there before that though.
Herbert and Mahout suffered a narrow defeat to American duo Jack Sock and Mike Bryan, losing 13-11 in the final set.
But after finishing in the final with a perfect record (4-0), will their day finally be?
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Attack Status: Stefanos Tsipipas
So how much do you really know about today's finalist Stefanos Tsipipas?
++ He is the first Greek to qualify for the ATP final and will appear in his sixth final this season. He is also the first Greek to reach the top-10 in the rankings.
++ He is the youngest player to beat Rafael Nadal in clay and also the youngest to beat the top three – Nadal, Novak Okokovic and Roger Federer.
++ No player has won more tiebreakers than Yipipas this year (32/44).
++ He has won three titles in his career and two this year. The only finals he lost were the top 10 players – Dubai (Federer, Masters in Madrid (okokovic) and Beijing (Time).
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What is at stake today
It's not just the fame and trophy that is being announced for kidnappings today for Ficipas and Theim. It's also a case of doubling their money, with a few extra ATP rankings to go with it.
The champion will earn $ 2.66 million and 1,300 points for the ATP rankings, while the vice champion brings home $ 1.3 million and 800 points. Quite a difference!
Threads has already climbed to fourth place in the ATP rankings, but he is far from taking over Roger Federer in third.
And of course, the winner gets his hands on this beauty, as Alexander Zverev showed when he won last year …
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From a suitable partner, to a friend, to a final enemy
Ficipas and Tim first met at the O2 Arena in 2016, when the former was a flashy partner for the latter.
Time said of their trip to the finals: "I just saw a picture before that I practiced with him for the first time when I played here in 2016.
"He was a partner's hit lover here. It's an incredible story for both of us. We didn't think we would face each other in the final three years later. "
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A Few More Kind Words from Themes for Phicipas …
“This was the first time I met him, 2016 here, as a suitable partner. Sure, I saw that he was playing great, but I didn't pay as much attention to him because he had to focus on other things.
"And then he came on tour, and we played our first game last year in Doha like almost two years ago, and there I saw and felt his incredible potential.
"Then at the end of the year he was number 14 or 15, and then everyone could see where his direction was going, just up, only in absolute world class. Well, he really deserves it. He's a good man. He's a very good player with a very attractive looking style, so it's good to have him. "
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Thiem agrees with Zverev on new Grand Slam winner …
"I still think we will see a new Grand Slam champion next year. I mean, not 100% sure, because the Big 3 will still be favorites, but I think in one or two events, the younger players will make a breakthrough. .
"And I really hope that I can continue my excellent level of tennis in 2020, and now I have a feeling that my game is really moving in the right direction."
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Facing his friend Stefanos Tsipipas in the final …
"I've always had a pretty good relationship with him, but of course at the Laver Cup we all get to know each other very closely. And this year the chemistry was great. It was really nice. We had a lot of fun. They are all very nice and very funny guys, so they are good we had fun.
"And at the other tournaments, we have a great time off the field. But yes, once we step on the field, it's a struggle and we forget our friendship for two or three hours."
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And now, here's the finalist, Dominic Themes …
"And I'm in the final now. That means a lot to me, and hopefully or I'll be fully focused for tomorrow.
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Zverev on his season …
"I wasn't happy all year. Out of court, out of court. So to end year number 7 in the world, for me, with all the things that happened to me and all the things that were happening is really incredible. At that moment, you can see it in a very positive way.
"And the other point, of course, I was very disappointed, because I wanted to win more tournaments. I wanted to play better in the big tournaments. In fact, after the US Open I started playing much, much better. Hopefully I can get that in next season, and we'll see.
"I think next year will bring a new champion to Grand Slam. & # 39; Let's see who it will be, because I think the young guys are playing amazing tennis. You know, it could be Daniel, it could be Stefanos, it could be Dominic so hopefully we'll see what next year brings. But I think it will be an exciting year for young guys. "
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The lack of a key break point
"I didn't play the next moment badly. I missed light strikes and light strikes more than twice. It doesn't mean you have a bad point. I just didn't use my chances.
"As I said, in the second set, I broke. I missed two over a meter from the net. I don't know how much you play tennis, but I think you made those shots!
"It was just a bad game. The game ended a few games later, what can I do?"
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Alexander Zverev previously spoke at his press conference. Here's what the German said after his semifinal exit:
"I mean, the match was, I thought, pretty even. Dominic obviously played very well from the baseline.
"But today I was playing without a return. I was coming back really bad and didn't put a lot of pressure on his service. And when I did, he came out with good service, good points.
"Credit to him. I played a bad game in the second set and, yes, that game ended a couple of games later. "
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Schedule and results
Sunday, November 17th
3:30 pm: P Herbert & N Mahut (Fra) vs R Klaasen (SA) & M Venus (NZ)
18:00: S Ficipas (Gre) v. D Tayme (Auto)
Saturday, November 16th
Result: R Klassen (SA) & M Venus (NZ) 6-7, 7-6, 10-6 Ј Kabbalah and R Farah (Kohl)
Result: S Ficipas (Gre) 6-3, 6-4 R. Federer (Sui)
Result: P. Herbert and N. Mahout (Fra) 6-3, 7-6 L. Cub (POL) and M. Melo (BRA)
Result: D Time (Auto) 7-5, 6-3 Zverev (Ger)
Friday, November 15
Result: Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 7-6, 6-2 Kevin Kravitz and Andreas Miss
Result: Rafael Nadal 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 Stefanos Tzipipas
Result: Jeananne-ienulien Royer and Horia Tekau 3-6, 6-7 Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicholas Mahout
Result: Danil Medvedev 4-6, 6-7 Alexander Zverev
Thursday, November 14th
Result: L. Cub (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 6-7, 6-4, 10-7 R. Ram (USA) / J. Salisbury (GBR)
Result: D. Tim (AUT) 6-7, 3-6 B. Beretini (ETA)
Result: R. Classen (RSA) 6-7, 4-6 M. Venus (NZL) v. I. Dodig (DRC) / J. Polasek (SVC)
Result: N. okokovic (SRB) 4-6, 3-6 R. Federer (SWI)
Wednesday, November 13
Result: Ј Kabbalah and R Farah (Kohl) 2-6, 7-5, 8-10 Ј Royer (Ned) and N. Thekau (Roma)
Result: R Nadal (Sp) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 D Medvedev (Russia)
Result: K Krawietz & A Mies (Гер) 5-7, 6-7 P. Herbert and N. Mahout (Fra)
Result: S Ficipas (Gre) 6-3, 6-2 Zverev (Ger)
Tuesday, November 12
Result: R Ram (US) and Salisbury (MK) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 I Dodig (Cro) and Z Polasek (Slo)
Result: R. Federer (Sui) 7-6 (5), 6-3 M Beretini (It)
Result: L Cub (Paul) and M Melo (bra) 3-6, 4-6 R Klassen (SA) & M Venus (NZ)
Result: N. okokovic (Serb) 6-7 (5) 6-3 7-6 (5) D Time (Auto)
Monday, November 11th
Result: K. Kravitz (GER) / A. Miss (GER) 7-6, 4-6, 10-6 * Ј. Royer (NED) / J. Tekau (RO) * last set of tiebreak
Result: D. Medvedev (RUS) 6-7, 4-6 S. Ficipas (GRE)
Result: Ј Kabal (Kohl) / R. Farah (Kohl) 3-6, 5-7 P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahout (FRA)
Result: R. Nadal (ECJ) 2-6, 4-6 A. Zverev (GER)
Result: R. Ram (USA) / J. Salisbury (GBR) 3-6, 4-6 R. Classen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL)
Result: N. okokovic (SRB) 6-2, 6-1 B. Beretini (ETA)
Result: L. Cub (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 * I. Dodig (DRC) / J. Polasek (SVC)  * last set of tiebreak
Result: R. Federer (Sui) 5-7, 5-7 D. Tim (AUT)