In Tennis, Germany’s Alexander Zverev clinched his second Nitto ATP Finals title after beating World No.2 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in the finals at Turin in Italy last night. The German defeated World No.1, Novak Djokovic, in the semi-finals and backed that up against World No.2 Medvedev, capitalising on his powerful game to secure victory in 75 minutes.
With his victory, Zverev became just the fourth player in the tournament’s history to earn semi-final and final wins over the top two players in the ATP Rankings. The World No. 3 fired seven aces, hit 22 winners, and did not face a breakpoint in his statement win over the Russian. It was Zverev’s second ATP Finals title and he ended his standout 2021 season in style in Turin.
Zverev has now earned a tour-leading 59 victories this season and has snapped a five-match losing streak against Medvedev, levelling their head-to-head series at 6-6. The 25-year-old defeated Zverev at the ATP Cup and the Paris Masters in 2021.
Earlier this year, the World No. 3 captured two ATP Masters 1000 crowns in Madrid and Cincinnati and won the Tokyo Olympic singles gold medal. The 19-time tour-level champion also triumphed in Acapulco and Vienna and has won 32 of his past 36 matches since Wimbledon.