Alexander Zverev dethrones Daniil Medvedev to win second ATP Finals title | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN: Alexander Zverev captured his second ATP Finals title after producing a superb efficiency to defeat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday’s last in Turin.
Zverev, the Olympic singles gold medallist in Tokyo, gained his tour-main sixth trophy of the season and ended a run of 5 straight losses to defending champion Medvedev.
The German third seed broke as soon as in every set as he swept US Open winner Medvedev apart in 75 minutes to add to the season-ending crown he gained in 2018.
“It was great, I won the ATP finals against someone I’d lost to five times in a row so I had to play one of my best matches,” mentioned Zverev.
“I’m happy with that and ready to go on holidays with this win now.”
“It’s very special, I’m super thrilled and super happy right now,” he added.
“There’s no better way to end the season than winning here so obviously I’m incredibly happy. But I’m now very much looking forward to next year already.”
An occasion this 12 months lacking each Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the ATP Finals have proved the breakout stage for tennis’ new technology with the Grand Slams nonetheless largely past their attain.
This first last because the match’s relocation from London was additionally the primary to function two gamers aged 25 or youthful since 2005.
Zverev, conqueror of Novak Djokovic in Saturday’s semi-finals, landed the primary blow in opposition to Medvedev by breaking for a 2-1 lead within the first set.
The Russian prevented additional harm by saving one other break level in sport 5 however Zverev barely gave Medvedev a sniff, profitable 20 of 25 factors on serve to take the opener.
Zverev broke once more firstly of the second set and held serve all through, sealing victory with an ace out broad to avenge his spherical-robin loss to Medvedev and earn an ATP-best 59th match win of the season.
He is the fourth participant in match historical past to earn semi-last and last wins excessive-two ranked gamers, and first since Andre Agassi in 1990.

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