Grigor Dimitrov vs David Goffin

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He will face fellow first-time qualifier Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday's final after the Bulgarian produced another classy display to beat American debutant Jack Sock 4-6 6-0 6-3.

Dimitrov battled to a 7-5 4-6 6-3 victory against Goffin at the O2 Arena in London, while Scherzinger ran the rule over wannabe pop stars on United Kingdom talent show The X Factor.

In the end, though, Grigor Dimitrov has shown that he might yet make good on that obvious promise, claiming the biggest prize of his career at the age of 26.

"After this week I'm a better player mentally", said Goffin, who became one of only six players to beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament on his way to the final. Well, right now I'm right here.

Goffin on that occasion looked like a man who hadn't slept for about a month, while Dimitrov played with the ease and confidence of a man lording it about on the practice court.

"It was not easy for me to lose my serve from the start". I knew that David is going to try something new. After winning all five of his matches at the O2 Arena, he became the first player to win the elite tournament on debut since 1998, when Alex Corretja of Spain triumphed in Hanover.

In the second set, neither player earned a break point until the sixth game, when Goffin saved himself with a dramatic backhand crosscourt shot that caught the sideline. "But in the end, I was really happy about the way I played the match, I was really nervous towards the end of the match", Goffin said in his on court interview after the match. He leveled in the eighth game before breaking once more in the 12th to snatch the set, despite Goffin hitting eight more winners.

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Only the US Open offered more than $3m to its victor this year.

It happened again at the beginning of the game when he served to stay in the match at 2-5 and the Belgian slipped to 0-40.

Sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov crushed alternate Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-1, 6-1 to finish Group Pete Sampras play a ideal 3-0 at the ATP Finals here on Friday.

"It was a tough game [at 2-3] and I was a little bit exhausted in the third".

"Obviously, this is a great, unbelievable achievement for me, yes, but I just still have a lot to give". Now slowly I think this thing is getting there.

Since teaming up with Dani Vallverdu late in 2016, Dimitrov has won four titles, including his first Masters trophy in Cincinnati, and recaptured the form that propelled him into the top 10 for the first time in 2014.

"Of course, one of my main goals is to win a tournament, a grand slam tournament", Dimitrov said.