Grigor Dimitrov won the biggest title of his career when he beat Belgium’s David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the ATP World Tour Finals on his debut yesterday.
The Bulgarian became the first debutant to win the season-ending championships since Alex Corretja in 1998.
Dimitrov went 5-0 in the tournament to lift his fourth title this year, and eighth overall.
He will climb to number three in the world and the London win will earn him USD 2.5mn and 1500 ranking points.
Kontinen and Peers retain doubles crown
Finland’s Henri Kontinen and Australian partner John Peers won the doubles title at the ATP Finals for the second year running when they beat world number one duo Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4 6-2 yesterday.
Kontinen and Peers lost their
opening round-robin match but went on to become the first pair to win back-to-back titles at the season-ender since Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in 2003-2004.
It was the fifth title of the year for Kontinen and Peers, including their first grand slam triumph together at the Australian Open.
Kontinen and Peers looked dangerous from the start and once they managed the first break at 2-2 they took control. They lost only one point on first serve throughout the 70-minute contest.
Poland’s Kubot and Brazil’s Melo, who beat Kontinen and Peers in the Wimbledon semi-finals before winning the title, never looked like forcing their way back into the match.
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