Russian tennis player Medvedev wins the ATP finals in London – Sport
MOSCOW, November 23. / TASS /. Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev won the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) final in London.
In the final Medvedev got a 4: 6, 7: 6 (7: 2), 6: 4 victory over the Austrian Dominic Thiem, who is number three in the world rankings. On the way to the final, both tennis players prevailed against the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Spanish national player Rafael Nadal, who is number one and two in the world rankings of the ATP. Medvedev faced Djokovic in the group stage and Nadal in the semifinals. The Russian faced Thiem in five games, with the Austrian winning three of them while Medvedev took one win in two games.
This is the first victory of the 24-year-old Medvedev in the ATP Finals for the second time at this tournament. Last year he lost all three of his games, finishing last in his group. The Russian won all three of his group’s games this season. Medvedev is currently fourth in the world rankings of the ATP and can boast nine ATP titles.
Medvedev, who won a decisive victory at the ATP final in London, has made great strides in his career, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) President Shamil Tarpishchev told TASS.
“It’s a triumph, Daniil is on an upward curve, he’s doing great. He’s done great this year,” said Tarpishchev. “Last year he didn’t fail his finals debut, he just couldn’t handle the weight of the added responsibility like [Russian tennis player Andrey] Rublev now. “
“Daniil is doing a great job, he’s making progress and there is room for growth,” he noted. “There is still a long way to go before Federer’s 21 Grand Slams – there are still so many goals ahead of us.” Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has won 20 record-breaking Grand Slams and may be fighting for his 21st title in 2021.
Medvedev considers his win at the Nitto ATP Finals in London to be one of the highlights of his career, he said on Eurosport.
“What a game. One of my best wins, three sets against a great player,” he also congratulated his rival Dominic Thiem. “Dominic, congratulations now on what you have achieved in your career. Your name has already gone down in the history of tennis books.”
“I hope we will have many more games on such big occasions,” said Medvedev.
Medvedev is the second Russian in history to win the Nitto ATP final after Nikolay Davydenko, who secured this title in 2009.
“I always said before this tournament that it would be an amazing story if here in London, where the tournament was 11 years, the first champion was Russian and the last champion was Russian too,” said the Russian player, thanking him Davydenko for inspiring young tennis players.