Roger was the best player of the tournament so far together with Grigor Dimitrov and he was on a steady course towards the final after the first set, keeping the points on his racquet and creating no less than 9 break points!
A double fault from Thiem gifted Goffin a break back to love, though, and the Belgian was soon level at 3-3 after winning 11 consecutive points.
"It will be a tough match, so nice to play a semi against him", said Goffin.
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Dimitrov, playing the season finale for the first time, joins Group Boris Becker victor Roger Federer as the only unbeaten singles players, and the Bulgarian will fight for the champion berth against American Jack Sock on Saturday.
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The Belgian opened the match well, acing Federer twice, but he threw away a game point allowing his opponent to swoop in and claim the first game easily. And Federer insisted though it has been a tough group, but today's match was the most hard one.
The Austrian continued to struggle in the second and Goffin took full advantage, breaking for a 2-1 lead. "Against Roger, it was such a special moment, I can not describe", Goffin said after the match.
Sock, who saved four match points in Indian Wells against Dimitrov before going on to win, saved three more, but at the fourth time of asking the Bulgarian wasn't to be denied.
"If I'd have been broken in the last game then tough luck, I would have gone down the other side and played again". A crucial break for Sock in the ninth and the American found himself serving for the first set. A shot up into the rafters from Alexander gave Sock set point, a composed slice forehand and he takes the first set 6-4.
By now, Sock had won more games than Dimitrov had relinquished in his previous two games combined. A gruelling contest, but Dimitrov eventually crunched a final deciding set 6-3 victory.
Dimitrov ensured he'll end the year at a career-high No. 3 after coming from behind to defeat Sock.