With his victory shortly after midnight, after more than three hours of play, defending champion Djokovic took the first step towards his seventh title overall at the eight-man Masters of the Year event. Against Roon he demonstrated his usual tiebreak strength in high-class play and held on to lead 7:4. However, in the second round, Roon, trained by Boris Becker, counterattacked and surprisingly retained the lead in the decision with a score of 7:1. Djokovic made very unusual, small mistakes.
After this, Djokovic found a way to return to his normal strength and, apparently due to better physical condition, his finishes also improved. The breaks of 2:0 and 4:2 were decisive. The Serb broke two rackets in frustration after the first rebreak to make the score 1-2 and was warned. On Tuesday there will be a duel between the two initial winners and Sinner.
The Vienna winner was the more dominant player against Tsitsipas from the start. The 22-year-old served well and did not miss a single break point in the entire game. Tsitsipas, who started the game with a slight injury, lost serve once in both sets and had to concede defeat after 1:25 hours. Sinner converted his first match point with an ace and then the Italian fans celebrated wildly.