This was Daniil’s 6th consecutive final and after this success, he will overtake Federer in the year to date rankings as the new world no.3.
Score, report, and key facts
Medvedev was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Zverev in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Nonetheless, there was more to do for the Russian to win the set because the German managed to break back in the 5th (2-3) game. The Russian maintained his focus to break Zverev in the 10th (6-4) game.
Medvedev overpowered the opposition at the beginning of the set after breaking Zverev in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 5-0. Medvedev reinforced his lead after breaking the German in the 4th (4-0) game before winning the set (6-1).
Zverev lost the 2nd game (2-0) when he had a good chance to win the game when leading 40-0.
A crucial moment of the match was when Medvedev won 5 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 5-0.
After this match, the head to head between Medvedev and Zverev is 1-4 for Alexander.
Daniil will now head to Moscow where he will play the home tournament as the seed no.1. It seems almost a matter of time that he will also claim the top of the rankings if he keeps on play in this manner.
Highlights Daniil Medvedev vs. Alexander Zverev Shanghai Rolex Masters – Shanghai