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Stefanos Tsitsipas wins first major title at 2019 NITTO ATP Final

Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas won his first major international title on Sunday by defeating Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the 2019 NITTO ATP Final 2-1 sets in London.

21-year-old Tsitsipas is the first Greek player to win the trophy and the youngest finalist on his ATP Finals debut since Hall of Famer Jim Courier in 1991.

The Greek talent won a gargantuan ninth game of the opening set as part of a 6-3 6-4 victory over tennis’ best supported player Dominic Thiem.

“It’s a great moment not just for me, for my country, my team,” Tsitsipas, the lone top-10 player in Greek history, told reporters.

“I’m proud of myself, how hard I fought today, how concentrated I stayed in the break points.” he said.

“Didn’t crack under pressure. I was very composed and very mature in my decisions,” he added.

Greeks went frenzy about Tsitsipas’ victory

And it was not only Greeks who cheered…

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