Daniil Medvedev did it again! Winner of Alexander Zverev (5-7, 6-4, 6-1), eight days earlier in the Rolex Paris Masters final to clinch his eighth singles title of his young career, the third in a Masters 1000, the Russian beat the German again (6-3, 6-4, 1h27 of play), Monday at the O2 Arena in London, this time during the Masters, who saw the two men make their debut in this 2020 edition on this occasion, group Tokyo 1970.
The winner of the AccorArena thus released his counter in the competition. Last year, for his very first participation, the protégé of French trainer Gilles Cervara, very happy Monday after the match point for his colt’s new success against Zverev, had left the capital of the United Kingdom in the first round after… three defeats. On Monday, he won his first victory and at the same time turned his back on this 2019 fiasco, showing a lot of seriousness against the sacred German in London two years ago.
Zverev did not exist
And if, in Paris, the world number 7 had mistreated the Russian for a long time, Zverev even taking a set (the first) from him before collapsing, it was not so on Monday. Medvedev, certainly back at his best at the end of the season, and in particular confusing in terms of confidence (he allowed himself a spoon serve … winning at the end of the match) and mentality, has never wavered.
More precisely, he gave up his throw-in from the start, but he immediately put it back together and then constantly undermined a Zverev betrayed by his service and at times completely confused by the marathon exchanges and the rhythm of blows that the Russian constantly imposed on him, without mercy. A very good demonstration once again from the world number 4, perfectly launched in this Masters. Novak Djokovic, who will most likely play first place in Medvedev is warned.