Nitto ATP Finals, Turin
Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev
The chance to be an undefeated champion and win $2,316,000 is something both Medvedev and Zverev will be looking to achieve at the Nitto ATP Finals, but after today only one will have the chance to achieve that feat. The Russian and German clash yet again after Medvedev handed Zverev a convincing 6-2, 6-2 defeat in Paris ten days ago. Zverev will be looking for revenge.
Medvedev has Zverev’s number
A few days back at The Paris Masters, Zverev was touted to get the better of Medvedev by many, yet he suffered a humiliating defeat. The German has recorded the most wins (56) on the main tour this year and is tied with Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud for most titles won (5) in 2021. Medvedev is the only player Zverev has played in 2021 and not beaten (H2H 2-0 in the Russian’s favour).
Domestic violence allegations
Apart from his on-court success, Zverev has been in the news for the wrong reasons recently. His ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova has claimed the German physically and emotionally abused her through the course of their 13-month relationship.
Five wins apiece
The head-to-head is tied 5-5 with Medvedev taking the last two match ups. Zverev will need to serve and return a lot better than he has in his last two meetings with Medvedev to keep this one competitive.
Medvedev to win @ 1.57
Sebastian Baez vs Facundo Mena (Campinas Challenger, Brazil)
Sebastian Baez impressed in his recent performances at The ATP Next Gen Finals, notching up wins against Lorenzo Musetti and Hugo Gaston. His opponent has been sticking to the clay recently and has enjoyed a decent run of form in the build up to this match. Baez has a 2-0 H2H record and 4-0 set-record against Mena, with the last win coming just over a month ago. Both matches were played on clay. We expect yet another strong showing from the better-ranked Argentine.
Back Baez to win 2-0 @ 1.61