A nice opportunity to break squandered by JI. TB let off the hook to hold 4-3.
TB struggled to hold but he did to go 6-5. JI can't convert his opportunities in this set.
Unsurprisingly, it is in a tiebreak. JI with a break. 3-1
Now TB up 4-3 & serving. JI's serve letting him down when he needed it. Superb passing shot from JI to pull back a point. 5-5 on his serve. TB with match point .... he fluffs it! 6-6.
I hope JI can serve it out. What more does he need?
JI breaks TB to win 11-9 in the tie break!
He made a chore of it despite home support, but well done to him to win the title as he is about to play the USO. He'll need to serve at peak & consolidate it with more confident ground play, but for now, good job in defending his title here.