Dominic Thiem topples Novak Djokovic at ATP World Tour Finals

  • Austrian denies world No1 record eighth final appearance
  • Djokovic goes down despite leading 4-0 in final set tie-break

Novak Djokovic, five times a champion here, failed to reach the concluding Sunday of the ATP World Tour Finals for a record eighth time, as Dominic Thiem laboured for nearly three hours in a gritty but flawed win over the world No 1.

Djokovic saved four match points in the second set and led 4-0 in the third-set tie-break, but could not hold the Austrian at bay in an absorbing rather than great semi-final here in London.

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