Alexander Zverev (ATP 3) defeats world number one Novak Djokovic in 3 sets with 7:6, 4:6 and 6:3 and thus moves on to this year’s ATP Finals in Turin. There he will meet Daniil Medvedev (ATP 2) on Sunday (5 pm).
The road to the final is hard work for Zverev. In front of Djokovic, whom he defeated in 5 sets in the semi-finals of the US Open in September, the German has to unload his best tennis. In the first set he fought hard, he did this in the tiebreak, full of many great points. Zverev grabs the crucial elements and wins the tiebreak 7:4.
In the second set, Djokovic responded despite some errors. The third sentence must be decided. Zverev runs an early break from which he no longer gets out of hand. He deserved the finals as he won a clear majority in the long rallies.
Defending champion Medvedev awaits in the final
In the second semi-final, Kasper Rudd (22, ATP 8) can hold it off quite well, but against the strength of Daniil Medvedev (25, ATP 2), he has no chance in the end. The Russian defending champion won in just under 80 minutes in two sets with a ratio of 6:4 and 6:2.
In the first set, Rudd has to seek an early break. However, Medvedev is too solid in his service games that the Norwegian is not able to regain the hack in service. The 25-year-old has always managed to push the quick and intelligent Rudd off the field. The first group goes 6:4 to Medvedev.
In the second round, Rudd appears to be finding his way into the game better, sniffing a breather from his side. If the result is 2:2, then he has to accept exactly that. Since then, not much is possible. Medvedev even took a second break and eventually won the second set with a score of 6:2. (Che/Abe)
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