Grigor Dimitrov edges David Goffin to win ATP Finals title in London

Grigor Dimitrov bounced back from a set down to beat Jack Sock in the semi-final to set up a showdown in the decider of the ATP Finals against David Goffin who defeated Roger Federer

The Belgian shocked heavy favourite Roger Federer in Saturday's first semi-final at the O2 Arena.

Goffin, who became just the sixth player in history to beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament, forced his opponent back in the opening game and broke in stunning fashion with a scintillating forehand victor.

Both finalists were first-time qualifiers for the season-ending tournament and while many ticket holders might have booked them in anticipation of watching Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal, the two newcomers provided a fitting end to the ATP season.

But, after edging in front during a tight third set, it is Dimitrov who will contest the final against David Goffin.

But in a huge turnaround of furtunes, Dimitrov responded in unerring fashion with a ideal 6-0 scoreline in 22 minutes to set up a deciding set shoot-out. I was at the right place because, you know, sometimes you are for the first time in the top eight, you don't know how it's going to go, if you're going to play a good level. In the second set the dynamic changed again, with Dimitrov taking risks and playing efficiently.

After an hour-long opening set, the two players matched each other in the second until the Belgian broke for 4-3 having survived a break point in the previous game. Bulgarian on the way to the semi-final was served 2 aces, made 1 double fault, made 18 winnershow and made 11 unforced errors.

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When Zverev maintained his assault with a break in the first game of the deciding set, Sock smashed the ball into the crowd and was punished with a penalty point.

At the end of a tournament for the underdog, Grigor Dimitrov proved the exception to the rule as he took the ATP Finals title and his place among the world's elite.

Both players stepped out onto court with an air of confidence, but it was Dimitrov who took the early lead, breaking Sock in the second, much to the young American's visible frustration. The mistakes were starting to creep in as Sock pushed Dimitrov hard on the attack; forcing him wide off the court and then forcing a sprint with a slice drop shot.

Grigor Dimitrov lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory.

The Bulgarian came through the tournament unbeaten and will end the year ranked third in the world, with his defeated opponent up to seventh.

Discussing his performance in London, Goffin - who lost 6-0 6-2 to Dimitrov when they met earlier in the week - said: "It was a special week for me".

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