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12:39 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — The ATP Finals will have a first-time champion for the fourth year in a row after Stefanos Tsitsipas and Dominic Thiem won their semifinals on Saturday. Thiem beat defending champion Alexander Zverev after Tsitsipas ousted six-time winner Roger Federer, with both players reaching their first final at the
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3:07 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — After dominating the tennis world for so long, Roger Federer thinks the sport’s Big Three could face their toughest challenge yet from a new generation in 2020. Federer’s 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday at the ATP Finals, having seen Novak Djokovic
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12:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Stefanos Tsitsipas kept his nerve in the key moments to beat six-time champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday and reach the final of the season-ending ATP Finals. Tsitsipas saved 11 of 12 break points and took advantage of an error-filled performance from Federer, who continually put his opponent
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Rafael Nadal staged another comeback to stay in contention for a semifinal spot at the ATP Finals. The top-ranked Spaniard still needs help from Daniil Medvedev to avoid an early exit. Nadal rallied to beat already-qualified Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday for his second win
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Defending champion Alexander Zverev secured the last semifinal spot at the ATP Finals on Friday — eliminating Rafael Nadal in the process. Zverev beat already eliminated Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the O2 Arena to finish second behind Stefanos Tsitsipas in the group and set up a
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5:05 AM ET Boris Becker will captain Germany at next year’s inaugural ATP Cup, while fellow former world No. 1 players Marat Safin and Thomas Muster will lead Russia and Austria respectively at the nation-based tournament. Becker, who won his first major title at Wimbledon in 1985, was chosen by world No. 7 Alexander Zverev
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3:31 AM ET World No. 7 Alexander Zverev has denied using his phone during his defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals on Wednesday. Footage appeared to show the 22-year-old touching something in his bag during a changeover at the O2 Arena, but when asked at a post-match news conference whether he had been
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