Roger Federer v Dominic Thiem: ATP World Tour Finals – live!
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Second set: Thiem 2-6, 2-3* Federer (*denotes next server) Thiem shows glimpses of his ability in this game, particularly with a forehand into the corner that Federer can’t get near. At 40-15, he nets after Federer’s chip shot bounces low off the surface. Thiem slumps to deuce and looks ready to throw in the towel, but does find the baseline with a backhand and hangs onto his serve.
Second set: Thiem 2-6, *1-3 Federer (*denotes next server) Thiem’s return clips the net, giving him an opportunity – but he puts the volley into the net and wanders away, shaking his head. That’s the only chance he gets in a routine hold, sealed with a feathered drop shot.