It’s one of the biggest days in the tennis calendar. The Nitto ATP Final takes place between World #3 Alexander Zverev and World # 2 Daniil Medvedev. This is the first time since 2005, that two players aged below 25 years fight it out for the year end championship.
Team LagateRaho.com previews the final in Turin:
Both players top 2021’s win/loss charts
Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev have won the most matches in 2021 so far with 58/15 and 58/12 win/loss records respectively. The records could have been drastically different had Medvedev not lead 3-0 in the head-to-head meetings with Zverev this year.
Zverev’s confidence will be high
The German got the better of World #1 Novak Djokovic with a stunning 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 semifinal win yesterday and will be looking to get the better of Daniil Medvedev for the first time this year. Zverev will be looking to secure his 6th title this season and also become only the fourth player in the history of the competition to knock out both World #1 and #2 in the semifinals and finals.
Medvedev chasing yet another milestone
The Russian will be looking to become the first player to successfully defend his ATP Finals title since Novak Djokovic did in 2015 and also become the first player to win consecutive titles without losing a match.
Medvedev has more to lose
Both in terms of ATP ranking points as well as prize money, Medvedev stands to lose more if he finishes runner-up. He will be looking to cash in big by going through the tournament unbeaten and claiming the $23,16,000 cash prize whilst Zverev can pocket a cool $10,94,000 by bagging the title. As for the points at stake, Medvedev can bag 1500 ATP points by winning the finals (as undefeated winner) whilst Zverev can claim 500 points.
Zverev in three sets