Interestingly, he is ahead in the head-to-head matches against Roger Federer. Weâre back on serve. Once again, he is in a rhythm, but will it last? Pure precision @ThiemDomi ð#NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/EkuCXDvR0N. Federer won the toss and elected to serve. There are more twists to come so letâs see what the Swiss still has up his sleeve. It was a measure of Djokovicâs incredible returning that he broke the Italianâs booming serve 5 times in a row this afternoon. He took the set with more blistering forehands. This is high quality tennis from both now and the games are moving fast. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 *5-5 Dominic Thiem: After landing 56% of first serves in the opening set, Dominic Thiem is serving at 70% so far in the second set. That was very fun and weâll do it all over again tomorrow when Stefanos Tsitsipas faces Daniil Medvedev and then Rafael Nadal squares up to Alexander Zverev. Itâs early days, but Federerâs first serve percentage is 73%. Some beautiful play from him; he wrestled control of the first point before finishing the long exchange with a forehand winner, then he slipped into the net and placed a great backhand volley winner. 5, the Swiss played his last match on the 30 th of January when he lost to Novak Djokovic 7-6 1 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open. Australian Open TV 1,513,183 views. If you elect to serve first, you better hold. It shows that both players were competing at a similar level throughout the entire match and they twice stood a game away from a tiebreak, but while Thiem responded so well to just about every one of the many tight situations he found himself in, Federerâs game simply didnât stand up to the pressure. A question from Tony: âI wonder if Dom has been inspired by the exploits of his partner - âkikiâ - down in Perth? Federer vs Nadal Federer vs Djokovic Federer vs Murray Nadal vs Djokovic Nadal vs Murray Djokovic vs Murray Agassi vs Sampras Federer vs Thiem Federer vs Zverev Nadal vs Del Potro Nadal vs Thiem Thiem vs Zverev Thiem vs Djokovic. R3. This evening, attention turns to a huge match in the stacked Group Borg between Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem. 5 Thiem defeats Federer for the 3rd time in 2019, notching a 7-5 7-5 victory in London#NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/c3noOre7Nq. Nitto ATP Finals 2020: Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev Final Preview, Head-to-Head & Prediction Tennis Dominic Thiem Joins Andy Murray in an Elite Club With Amazing Record Against Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic Head To Head. Welcome to our coverage from day one of the ATP Tour Finals in London where the round robin group stage is just kicking off. There is still a long way to go, but he has given himself a great opportunity to survive the group stages for the first time in his career and he looks determined to do so. Despite the errors, heâs still stepping into the court and taking the initiative whenever he can. Tense moments in the O2 Arena. Indian Wells. Federer finally made a move in a return game, crunching a backhand down the line to set up break point. Itâs every single time overwhelming and breathtaking to enter this arena, especially if itâs packed like that. Well it not because of that [his 5-2 record] that I love to play him, itâs because itâs amazing to play against probably the best player of all time, to play against a real legend like that. - Duration: 13:40. Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem are out on the court. Federer was absent from Flushing Meadows as … I love to play against him and learn a lot, so thanks a lot. Who will blink? Nitto ATP Finals, Group Bjorn Borg, Thiem d.Federer 7-5, 7-5 But at the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, where Federer has collected a record six titles, surely the Swiss would turn around their 2019 rivalry.Federer had won his 10 th Basel title in October and was eyeing another “Big Title” to go with his Miami crown (d. Isner) after near misses at Indian Wells and Wimbledon (l. to Djokovic). Both men look so confident behind their serves at the moment, but weâre moving into the business end now. Federer R. Thiem D. live score (and video online live stream*) starts on 10 Nov 2019 at 20:00 UTC time in Tour Finals London, Great Britain, Group B - ATP. Even Iâm inspired. Thiem vs. Federer = 3 wins / 0 losses Thiem vs. Nadal = 2 wins / 1 loss Thiem vs. Djokovic = 2 wins / 2 losses Total = 7 wins / 3 losses. Roger Federer's bid for a seventh ATP Finals victory suffered a major setback as he lost his opening round robin match to Austrian Dominic Thiem Sunday at the O2 Arena. A bad backhand volley from Federer followed by a netted forehand and thatâs that. Heâs already established top-5, top-10 player. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 1-0* Dominic Thiem: Federer is right back to his dominant serving, capturing his first hold to 15. Federer dumped the return into the net, then sprayed a forehand wide to helpfully hand the Austrian a hold. He will put every return in he can, play all the rallies and, of course, play a little bit on nerves. From break point down, he crushed two brilliant forehand winners before sealing the match with a service winner. The duo put on a three-set thriller, with Thiem narrowly winning the first and third set 7-5, 6-7, 7-6. After streaming through his last four service games and finding such a great rhythm, itâs Federer who blinks first. THIRD SET. Both players arrive with perfect preparation. Thiem will compete at the Laver Cup for the first time outside Europe, defending the Blue team colors in 2017 and 2019. He won his fourth title of the year a few weeks ago by destroying the field at home in Basel so he comes into London both fresh and in great form. Here on SofaScore livescore you can find all Federer R. vs Thiem D. previous results sorted by their H2H matches. Roger Federer has won the ATP Finals six times. Hello! However, Federer continues to serve well and eventually he escaped by sealing the hold with a big serve and forehand combo. ATP Finals London Preview: Roger Federer vs. Dominic Thiem. At 30-30, he connects with a classic sliding wide serve followed by a forehand down-the-line winner. The 27-year-old Austrian reached the Australian Open final at the beginning of the season, opening two sets to one lead against Novak Djokovic before losing in five sets. Itâs not every day to play in this arena against Roger so Iâm very happy that I pulled it through in the last game. The Austrianâs first serve is already purring and he is finding his forehand behind it. Medvedev was beaten by Thiem (Picture: Getty) Daniil Medvedev believes he and Dominic Thiem are able to produce the same level as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and … Despite winning their previous two meetings, the Austrian is a massive underdog against six-time ATP Finals champion Federer come Sunday. Roger Federer didn't get to face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at Indian Wells after Nadal withdrew due to an injury, but he will have his hands full with Dominic Thiem in the finals on Sunday. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 *1-1 Dominic Thiem: Thiem still isnât serving at his highest level and he opened the door for Federer by missing a first serve 30-30. So all positive things about him. Federer vs Thiem – Head-to-Head. The players say that the courts are fast and the balls are bouncing low, and it certainly looks that way. So, who will win? Federer is already in a kind of farewell tour mode, happily refusing to make the kinds of sacrifice… It only lasted about a minute. After some big serving, Thiem held by following a booming forehand into the net and slamming down a smash. Available for everyone, funded by readers. Thiem became the first player since 2016 not named Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic to win a major tournament. Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem: Match Stats. He pieces together a second really solid service game behind plenty of first serves. He seals a hold to 30 with a big service winner and puts the pressure straight back on the Swissâs shoulders. His dedication and professionalism and hard work ethics is fantastic, and heâs a really nice guy. ESPN tennis reporter Peter Bodo:Call me a skeptic, or a grump; but in my experience, you actually can't have it all, at least not forever. Thiem has shown time and time again that, when he is on, his sheer power and weight of shot is world class. Thiem produced a magnificent performance to defeat Federer on hard in the Indian Wells final, lasering winners at will from a set down to clinch perhaps the biggest win of his career. After a missed backhand from Federer to open the game, Thiem saw his opportunity and blasted through it, crushing a forehand to bring up 0-30. â. In the doubles this evening, second seeds Åukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo edged out Ivan Dodig and Filip PolÃ¡Å¡ek 4-6 6-4 10-5. Thiem leads the overall head to head 4-2, and Federer … Thiem, Federer's first opponent, has a slight upper hand coming into the match, having won their last two encounters (on clay and hard). Finally, here is Kevin Mitchell on the first day of action at the O2 Arena. Federer boasts a W2 L2 record against Thiem from their four previous meetings. In Prague, Thiem prevailed over John Isner in a thriller, returning two years later in Geneva and overpowering Denis Shapovalov before losing to Taylor Fritz. The Austrian improves to 4-6 and Federer falls to 57-16 at ATP Finals. The difference between Serena Williams & Roger Federer earnings as top 10 highest-paid revealed 'Roger Federer is responsible for holding tennis back and losing the sport 20 years' I think we had a good and close match and of course itâs always something special to beat Roger as he is an absolute legend. But it should be noted that he was absolutely abysmal in his first match against Nishikori last year yet still made it into the semi-final. Next year's competition at TD Garden in one of the world's greatest sports cities will be incredible for players and fans alike, and we cannot wait," Laver Cup CEO Steve Zacks said. Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem are the first confirmed players for the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, with more leading tennis stars set to join in the upcoming months. Federer and Thiem have met six times, with the Austrian leading the head to head 4-2. 43%. Federer gallantly saves two break points, but he shanks a forehand wide on the third. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 2-1* Dominic Thiem: Some beautiful points from both players here, with Thiem chasing down every last ball, throwing up a great defensive lob and eventually finishing the point at the net to bring up 15-30. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 *3-3 Dominic Thiem: It is such a delight to see Dominic Thiem oozing with confidence on an indoor hardcourt. First set: Roger Federer 0-1* Dominic Thiem: That was some start from Dominic Thiem. A sublime performance. He is still serving at an extremely impressive 75% of first serves and backing it up by flitting to the net whenever the opportunity arises. He held with a forehand drive volley winner. Although Thiem has improved significantly and has planned his schedule more intelligently this year, the fast court should help Federerâs serve and his first strike tennis. He does so once again, holding to 15 with ease. The Austrian proved too strong for the Swiss veteran and stepped up in teh decisive moments to win 7-5, 7-5 in London, Sun 10 Nov 2019 22.41Â GMT Dominic was the finalist at the Australian Open and at the ATP Finals Roger Federer in 2020 Now the world no. Itâs a tough question. After Federer nets a simple backhand volley, Thiem slots a brilliant forehand crosscourt winner on the run before bringing up break point by forcing an error with a great, deep forehand return. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 *4-4 Dominic Thiem: Once again, Dominic Thiem faces 30-30 as Federer piles on the pressure and once again the Austrian finds a first serve and lasers an inside-out forehand winner into the corner. The US Open champion Dominic Thiem will finish the season inside the top-3 for the first time in a career. The confidence is quite stunning. The duo has played four times against each other, with Thiem leading 3-1 in the rivalry. 10: Federer saves 7 match points, beats Sandgren The end was indeed nigh, but it never actually arrived: Federer saved seven match points. "The Laver Cup is a fantastic event, and I'm excited to be a part of Team Europe for the Boston edition. Thiem conquered 1 title at the U.S. Open. First set: Roger Federer *5-5 Dominic Thiem: Another solid hold from Thiem, who is starting to find his first serve again. Earlier in Group Borg, Novak Djokovic produced a statement performance by viciously dismantling debutante Matteo Berrettini 6-2 6-1 to open up the tournament. One bad service game and now Thiem has the chance to serve out the set. First set: Roger Federer *2-2 Dominic Thiem: That break did not last very long, did it? And as much as I admire and respect Federer, and stand in awe of the way he's walked this triangular tightrope strung between career and family and age, it can't have lasted forever. The scoreline reflects it as he pieces together a solid hold to 15, sealed with a monstrous 130mph first serve down the T. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 5-4* Dominic Thiem: As Thiem continues to hold firm in tight situation, Federer once again fails to close another lead. Â© 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. You would hope so! Dominic fixed that at the US Open, prevailing over Alexander Zverev from two sets to love down in a thrilling final to become a Major champion and add his name to the record books. I'm looking forward to helping Team Europe capture a fourth title," Dominic Thiem said. He holds with more booming forehands. It should be a significant challenge for Thiem, who prefers slower courts that give him more time to set up his big swings. Nothing less will suffice at this event. REPLAY. Roger Federer Dominic Thiem Roger Federer Dominic Thiem. ROME 2016. Dominic Thiem is the 2nd ever player to have at least 5 wins against all members of the Big 3. Thiem's risks get rewarded with win over Federer in London. Thiem's wide return then luckily hits the net but Federer reaches it and wins the point. He showed that his new hard-court attack is ready for prime-time, with a win over the Swiss at the ATP Finals. I've been lucky enough to be on the winning side at two of the three Laver Cups so far, in Prague and Geneva, and it's a unique event, like no other on tour. That was bad. Federer held with a dynamic move to the net, closed out with a great backhand volley. This seems like another step forward for Thiem in a year filled with them. Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem RECAP. First set: Roger Federer 4-3* Dominic Thiem: Federer pieces together another solid hold to keep himself ahead. He is here to play. Roger Federer vs Dominic Thiem all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 4-3* Dominic Thiem: What a messy game! His coach, Nico Massu, that I have known for many years and I have played against him, as well, they are a great team and they deserve to be here. Great work from Federer to take the first break point with a solid backhand down the line. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup should have gathered the world's leading players in Boston this September, with Team Europe seeking the fourth title under the guidance of the founder Roger Federer. Federer 6-3 6-7 4-6 Thiem* Thiem forehand winner, 15-0. Due to a coronavirus, the event had to move to 2021, with the organizers scheduling the next event at TD Garden between September 24-26. First set: Roger Federer 6-5* Dominic Thiem: Thiem breaks! My first opening win here at the finals. "We're thrilled that Dominic has committed to join Team Europe in 2021. But Federer scuppers the danger with some great serving and a loud cry of âletâs go!â A great forehand winner by Federer to seal a very good hold. On the other hand, the pair played here last year and Federer easily dealt with Thiem 6-2 6-3. 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First published on Sun 10 Nov 2019 19.00Â GMT. Five first serves in, four points won, sealed with a big service winner down the T. Clearly, Federer is generally serving well today but he cannot afford any more loose service games. VARDO ALL 163,984 views Most importantly, he has established himself as a top player across all surfaces. After a long, long break point in which Federer defended valiantly then found a brilliantly angled forehand, Thiem connected with a stunning forehand down the line on the run to scupper the danger. Federer fought back well from 0-30 to 30-30, but then he badly mistimed a forehand and shanked a backhand long. Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem are the first confirmed players for the fourth edition of the Laver Cup, with more leading tennis stars set to join in the upcoming months. First set: Roger Federer 5-4* Dominic Thiem: Federer responds with another quick hold of his own. He opened with a booming crosscourt forehand and held with another big forehand. 21:45 UPDATE: Federer vs Thiem head to head. But, yeah, luckily I have a pretty good record against him and I try to play positive against him all the time [laughing]. On the game point, Federer was absolutely crushing the ball, but Thiem held firm on top of the baseline and it was eventually Federer who dumped a forehand into the net. Novak Djokovic will be watching this match keenly. Delight for @ThiemDomi ð World No. Until then. Dominic Thiem vs Daniil Medvedev head-to-head Austria’s Dominic Thiem reacts during his semi-final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs. He was 0-3 in his opening match at the ATP Finals in previous years and 3-6 overall. Earlier today, Britainâs Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram of the United States fell 6-3 6-4 to Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus. Nov 30, 2020 After more than five hours, Diego Schwartzman ousted Thiem in an epic Roland Garros quarter-final, preventing the Austrian from chasing another Major title. Thiem swaggers into this match-up after extending the head-to-head to 4-2 with two wins over the Swiss this year. Very few of his holds have been easy in this set, but he is coming up with gems whenever his back is to the wall. The new one should start in Australia in January if everything goes right, and Thiemn should be among the candidates for the ATP throne with Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. Thiem to serve for the match. Thiem has enjoyed the best season of his career, reaching his second Roland Garros final, winning his first Masters 1000 title and capturing five titles in total. These games where I have to serve out is always a struggle. All rights reserved. Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev Dominic Thiem Alexander Zverev. The level has been quite similar from both players, but Thiem has played so much better under pressure today. His new partnership with former Olympic champion Nicolas Massu has been fruitful and they have worked hard on complimenting his heavy hitting with more variety. Itâs going to be interesting to see how he plays against Federer tonight, and then weâll see after that. But Thiem eradicated the break point with a big first serve. Federer return into the net, 30-0. Unlike Federer, rather than balking, Thiem stepped in and scuppered the danger with a brilliant forehand down the line winner. This match will likely be pivotal in deciding who qualifies for the semi-finals, so letâs see who steps up tonight. First set: Roger Federer 3-2* Dominic Thiem: While Thiem began to miss too many first serves in his previous service game, Federer seems to be finding his rhythm on serve. Few scorelines are quite as revealing as 7-5 7-5. Another mini-battle goes in the Austrianâs favour. Quality is great. Djokovic was beaten in the ATP Finals semi-final by Dominic Thiem on Saturday afternoon. Dominic Thiem defeats Roger Federer 7-5 7-5. 5-2 vs Federer 6-9 vs Nadal 5-7 vs Djokovic … Thiemâs? First set: Roger Federer 0-2* Dominic Thiem: Thiem consolidates his break with aplomb, opening his service game with a service winner and closing it with a big forehand after a first serve. First set: Roger Federer 1-2* Dominic Thiem: Federer gets on the board with a trademark love service game sealed with an ace. A brilliant win for Thiem, who played so well under pressure today. Federer vs Nadal Federer vs Djokovic Federer vs Murray Nadal vs Djokovic Nadal vs Murray Djokovic vs Murray Agassi vs Sampras Federer vs Thiem Federer vs Zverev Nadal vs Del Potro Nadal vs Thiem Thiem vs Zverev Thiem vs Djokovic. First set: Roger Federer *3-3 Dominic Thiem: Good work from Thiem to break the run of three games for Federer with a solid hold. Thiem is determined to play this match entirely on his terms, but after a couple of early bruising forehands, he sprays a couple of groundstrokes. First set: Roger Federer *4-4 Dominic Thiem: Thiem still wonât be happy with his first serve percentage (48%), but he will be satisfied with how swiftly he has navigated his last few holds really well and continues to step in and fire missiles. Serious reflexes from RF ð³@rogerfederer #NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/3iw60vkKuI. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 5-6* Dominic Thiem: Dominic Thiem breaks! ; Dominic Thiem has never progressed out of the round robin stage in … Federer endured one of the greatest heartbreaks of his career this year, falling to Novak Djokovic after holding double match point in their epic Wimbledon final. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 5-4* Dominic Thiem: As Thiem continues to hold firm in tight situation, Federer once again fails to close another lead. ... Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2017 Final | AO Classics - Duration: 24:06. Especially that you donât get any presence from him. Do check out Kevin Mitchell on Djokovicâs swift victory earlier today. Mr Dominic Thiem in his on-court interview: It was a great performance. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 Dominic Thiem: Dominic Thiem holds firm to take the first set! ROGER FEDERER VS DOMINIC THIEM AS IT HAPPENED. Federer is moving forward whenever he can. But beyond that, this has been another strong year for a 38 year old who improbably continues to compete with the best. Dominic Thiem will compete alongside Roger Federer at the fourth edition of the Laver Cup in Boston, becoming the second player confirmed for the notable team event. He begins as tournament favourite for a very good reason. Roger FEDERER - CORIC | Court Level View | Best Points | Roma 2019 | Stunning Atmosphere ! REPLAY. They’ve already met twice in 2019, with Thiem winning both matches. With two ATP Tour Masters 1000 series events looming (Cincinnati and Rome) as well as the US Open and Roland Garros, Thiem has all the tools to take titles in any of those events. The most striking part of their recent battles has been how thoroughly Thiem has dominated the baseline rallies between them, often leaving Federer with little choice but to serve well and attempt to disrupt Thiemâs rhythm while on the back foot. After speeding to 40-15, Federer sprayed a forehand long and then floated a backhand out after a solid return from Thiem. We know how good of a player he is on clay. Federer is serving 81% of first serves in this second set. The pressure is building. Heâs been proving that he can play equally well on other surfaces. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 3-2* Dominic Thiem: One of Federerâs many underrated strengths is his ability to shrug off missed break points and respond with great serving. The chance was there for Thiem after a missed first serve from the Swiss at deuce, but Thiem blasted his return well long. First set: Roger Federer 5-7 *2-2 Dominic Thiem: An absolutely incredible hold from Domninic Thiem to stay in touch. All out attack. The game is just too demanding. Swiss Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, converted just two of 11 break points and made 32 unforced errors to Thiem's 25. Still, the Russian found a way to turn the tables and prevail 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, leaving Thiem empty-handed in the last encounter of the season. FEDERER/THIEM PRACTICE 2019 - Duration: 11:18. This will be their second consecutive meeting in the group stage. The other one is Andy Murray. Federer has the edge on the hard surface, 2-1, with Thiem’s win coming at Indian Wells. ATP & WTA Roger Federer head to head tennis search. 2020 Top Matches, No. Thiem has now beaten Federer on clay, hard, indoor hard and grass. He was clearly feeling it there, with a couple of loose errors and then a routine backhand slice into the net bringing up break point. After netting a forehand on his first match point and eventually finding himself facing a second break point, Thiem did what he has done all day and continued to attack with his back to the wall. Both players arrive with reason to believe that this meeting should favour them. Here is the Serbâs assessment of Thiem earlier today: I think he was mentioning earlier in the week that this has been probably his best season, winning at home in Vienna, and of course that was a very important win for him. Dominic finished the season at the ATP Finals, beating Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in tight encounters to reach the final and taking the opening set against Daniil Medvedev. Much like Federer, Thiem stared down a daunting 30-30 situation on his serve. We donât need to talk about his qualities. On the final game point, Federer had quite an easy smash after some great defence from Thiem, but he only went and dumped it into the net! Federer led 40-0 and looked well on his way to another easy hold, but then Thiem connected with a great return followed by a booming forehand down the line. Thiem … For Federer, losing in straight sets could prove extremely costly. That was an inspirational performance from Kiki Mladenovic this morning, who defeated number one Ashleigh Barty and captured all three rubbers for France to seal their 3-2 win over Australia in the Fed Cup final. Despite some solid serving from Federer throughout the middle of the set, Thiem started the match the more fearless player and he ended the set in the same manner.