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2019 ATP Finals: Thiem stuns Djokovic, becomes first player in semi-finals

Six-time champion Djokovic knocked out of Australian Open

The excitement continues at the ongoing ATP Finals at London’s o2 Arena as Dominic Thiem stunned Novak Djokovic to reach the semifinals.

The Austrian, who earned a victory over Roger Federer in his opening game, won a thriller 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-5) against Djokovic to advance.

“This was a very special match, what I practised all my life for, an epic one in front of an amazing crowd and beating a legend of our game. It is a match I will probably never forget,” Thiem said.

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Following the defeat, Djokovic will fight against Federer for the other place when they meet in their final group match on Thursday.

Federer, who had lost his opening round-robin match to Thiem on Sunday, had earlier defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7-2) 6-3 to keep alive his hopes.

Federer has failed to qualify for the last four in London on just one occasion despite this being his 17th competition.

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