Thiem makes winning start in German exhibition tournament

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VIDEO SHOWS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BETT1ACES TENNIS TOURNAMENT WITH DOMINIC THIEM BEATING JANNIK SINNER AND MATTEO BERRETTINI BEATING ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT TO ADVANCE TO THE MEN'S FINAL, WHILE ELINA SVITOLINA BEAT ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA IN THE WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (JULY 14, 2020) (UCOM - SEE RESTRICTIONS)

DOMINIC THIEM (WHITE T-SHIRT) V JANNIK SINNER

1. VIEW OF COURT AND STADIUM STANDS

2. THIEM HITTING A BACKHAND WINNER

3. THIEM HITTING A FOREHAND WINNER

4. THIEM TAKING THE OPENING SET WITH A FOREHAND WINNER

5. SINNER WINNING AN ENTERTAINING POINT DESPITE SLIPPING DURING THE RALLY

6. THIEM WINNING THE MATCH 6-3 7-6 WHEN SINNER HITS AN UNFORCED ERROR / PLAYERS TOUCHING RACQUETS AT NET

MATTEO BERRETTINI (RED T-SHIRT) V ROBERTO BAUTISTA AGUT

7. AERIAL OF COURT

8. BERRETTINI WINNING A POINT AS BAUTISTA AGUT SLIPS INTO THE NET

9. BAUTISTA AGUT GETTING UP

10. BERRETTINI WINNING THE MATCH 4-6 6-3 10-6 WITH A FOREHAND WINNER

11. PLAYERS TOUCHING RACQUETS AT NET

ELINA SVITOLINA (WHITE T-SHIRT) V ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA

12. FANS IN CROWD WAVING

13. SVITOLINA WINNING POINT

14. SVITOLINA TAKING OPENING SET WITH DROP SHOT

15. SVITOLINA WINNING MATCH 7-6 6-3 WITH FOREHAND VOLLEY

16. PLAYERS TOUCHING RACQUETS AT NET AND SVITOLINA THANKING CROWD

STORY: Austrian Dominic Thiem beat Jannik Sinner of Italy on Tuesday (July 13) to book his spot in the final of the bett1ACES tennis tournament in Berlin, the first sports event in Germany to welcome fans since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world number three saw off his eighteen-year old opponent 6-3 7-6 and will next face Italian Matteo Berrettini, who came from a set down and needed a super tiebreak before beating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 4-6 6-3 10-6 in the other semi-final.

On the women's side, world number five Elina Svitolina of Ukraine got the better of Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova 7-6 6-3 and will face Czech Petra Kvitova in the final after the two-time Wimbledon champion eased past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-2.

(Production: Stefan Haskins)

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