2020 ATP Finals - Official Thread

Who will emerge as the winner?


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Leandro2045

Rookie
Why should he tank when he can add 200 more points?! He can reach #2 before AO if he wins WTF and Rafa loses his next match, can't he?!!!!
He can't.

Remember all points are protected until March 2021.

Even if Thiem wins the tournament undefeated and Rafa loses later today he will still be #3.
 

RF-18

Talk Tennis Guru
Pretty normal that this could happen. Thiem is not intentionally losing the match but with the knowledge of already securing 1st place there is really no emergency in his play. This easily happens even unconsousially.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
Thiem tanking today is a clever move by him. Saves energy for rest of tournament, dead rubber anyway
No. Champions don't do that. Everyone should learn from 2015 Nadal. Tsitsipas last year was also trying to win against Nadal when he didn't have to.
 

ForehandCross

Hall of Fame
I don't know, he loses a chance to gain 200 points and as he fights for #1 after the AO in January, he might rue the day he tossed this match.
Two things :
1)He might be suspicious of something particular flaring up
2)Djokovic-Nadal(or Medvedev) back to back in semis and final. Requiring everything he has

I think it's a mixture of the two.
 

Amritia

Hall of Fame
No. Champions don't do that. Everyone should learn from 2015 Nadal. Tsitsipas last year was also trying to win against Nadal when he didn't have to.
That was so foolish from Nadal to tire himself out vs Ferrer one day before the semi vs Djokovic.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
No, it was the correct thing to do. He would have lost to Djokovic anyway. Nobody will convince me that losing a match can be better than winning it.
I guess that's why you constantly beg your guy to simply not play lol

losing matches isn't the end of the world
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
This isn't the same thing. IMO he should have skipped this "tournament". But if he plays then he has to try.
You also say he should skip Roland Garros...

And in the middle of matches you scream out that he should just lose because he'll get annihilated the next round.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
You also say he should skip Roland Garros...

And in the middle of matches you scream out that he should just lose because he'll get annihilated the next round.
But Thiem tanking this will not take him out of the tournament. He still reached the semifinal, even though it is undeserved.
 

Arak

Professional
Thiem was nice enough to let Rublev leave with 200 points and some pocket change for his troubles. This guy has a heart of gold.
 

Sephiroth

Hall of Fame
Camera angle has to be the worst I've ever seen this year I mean WTF always had **** camera angles but this year has topped it
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
But Thiem tanking this will not take him out of the tournament. He still reached the semifinal, even though it is undeserved.
This is WeakDrool. Thiem won the two matches that count. By beating both of the others that could advance he earned that luxury.

Just another example of the drivel earning your Worst Poster Ever title.
 
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Gazelle

Legend
I'm pretty sure if Thiem loses in straights and Nadal wins in straights then I think Nadal would top the group, but if he loses in 3 and Nadal wins in straights I'm pretty sure Thiem would still be top.
You're wrong, Thiem is first even if Rublev double bagels him.
 

Gazelle

Legend
What an amazing tank job from Thiem. It's unbelievable. Poor Rublev. It's like a candy for a stepchild.
I can understand Thiem. He has a history of running out of gas in later stages of tournaments. He wants to stay fit for the semis and finals, which are on consecutive days.
 

Rozroz

G.O.A.T.
Camera angle has to be the worst I've ever seen this year I mean WTF always had **** camera angles but this year has topped it
@Sephiroth
it's not just the camera angle, in the O2 arena they have to zoom in on the court probly because they mount the main camera too far away.
THAT's the main reason the court perspectives are square instead of the regular rectangle. it's all squished because of the telephoto zoom,
and that's why we can't feel the real ball speed and not enjoying the game as we should.
i always hated that in London, and also a few weeks ago in Paris :mad::mad::mad:
 

clout

Hall of Fame
Thiem's start to this tournament is near identical to last year's.

Won a crucial first match-up against a top 5 seed who are fellow one-handers (Fed and Tsists)

Played two of the best matches of his career against the top seed in his group in the second match (Djokovic and Nadal)

Lost his third match in straight sets against the lowest ranked player in his group after winning his first two matches (Matteo and Rublev) - Rublev is also the likely winner of the MIP award which is what Matteo won last year as well

Let's see if Dom can replicate his success of getting back to the finals but instead of being RU, actually winning it this time.
 
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Mainad

Bionic Poster
So for the 5th year in a row the defending champion has failed to defend the title. Each year since 2015 there has been a new champion.
 

junior74

G.O.A.T.
It looks like tennis finally became weak enough for Nadal to have a chance!

Can Thiem beat him twice in a week? Or will Novak make Tim bend the knee again?

Perhaps Rafa cares about this Mickey Mouse tournament after all?

Will there be Street Dance?
 
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