The ATP Finals begin on Sunday, and fans expect some high-quality tennis from the tournament. The eight participants will play in two groups of four. The players will play each other in a round-robin format with the top two from each group qualifying for the semifinals. Ahead of the tournament, fans will be keen to see how Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev get along in London.
Medvedev’s victory in Shanghai
Tsitsipas and Medvedev have had a complicated relationship. While they sometimes get along, the two have often clashed in the past. They are in the same group at the finals and will face each other on Monday. The Greek was not pleased after their last meeting at the Shanghai Masters. The Greek player lost to the 23-year-old in the semifinals of that tournament. The Russian went on to win the tournament, defeating Alexander Zverev in the finals. However, Stefanos made some controversial remarks after his defeat to the Russian player. The 21-year-old said that he struggled against Medvedev because his game is boring.
Medvedev vs Tsitsipas: Head-to-Head record
Daniil has won all the matches he has played against Tsitsipas. He holds an impressive 5-0 record over the 21-year-old. The Russian has been in impressive form this year, winning four ATP titles. He is also fourth in the rankings and has a 58-18 winning record, the most wins on tour this year. Tsitsipas, on the other hand, has a 50-24 record and has lost to the 23-year-old twice this season. His other loss to Medvedev was at the Monte Carlo Masters. Given the Russian’s form and record over Stefanos, he is the favorite to win their opening group match in London.
In addition to Tsitsipas, the Russian will play Zverev and Rafael Nadal in his other group matches. Zverev will look to bounce back from his loss to the 23-year-old in Shanghai. The victory was the first time Medvedev had defeated the German player after losing in his previous four attempts. The Russian will also look forward to playing Nadal in what will be a rematch of the US Open final. The Spaniard won the match which lasted close to five hours. The two are also in the same group for the Davis Cup which will begin after the finals. Rafa has won all their two matches this year and will be playing to defend his number one ranking. The Spaniard took over the number one spot from Novak Djokovic last week after the Paris Masters.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 1st of November when he was defeated by Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Paris.
This year the Greek has a 49-24 win-loss record. Stefanos clinched 2 titles in 2019 in Marseille and in Estoril. Tsitsipas was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Daniil Medvedev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.4 (career-high), the Russian played his last match on the 29th of October when he lost to Jeremy Chardy 4-6 6-2 6-4 in the 2nd round in Paris.
This year Medvedev has a 58-18 win-loss record. Daniil clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Sofia, in Cincinnati, in St. Petersburg and in Shanghai. The Russian was the finalist in Brisbane, in Barcelona, in Washington, in Montreal, and at the U.S. Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev played each other 5 times. The head to head is 5-0 for Medvedev.
The last time that they competed against each other, Daniil Medvedev won 7-65 7-5 in the semifinal in Shanghai on the 12th of October 2019.
Here the highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev
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