The so-called “nextgen” well represented by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, and Dominic Thiem (the oldest) seems to be ready to take over the lead over the Big3. Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer won almost all slams in the last 10 years but this dominance will definitely be broken in the near future.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’ fantastic end of the year
The Greek ended this breakthrough season as the world no.6. However, he finished the year in the best possible way after winning a sensational title at the ATP Finals. In London, Stefanos impressed with his tennis. He finally defeated his nemesis Daniil Medvedev and he conceded only 7 games to Roger Federer in a very fast semifinal. After the Finals, Stefanos admitted that he feels extremely close to winning his maiden slam. Stefanos is considered only the favorite no.5 in Melbourne by top betting company bet365.
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Sascha Zverev’s tricky 2019
The German ended the season in the top10 for the 3rd consecutive year. However, after winning the ATP Finals in 2018 he was expected to have a smashing 2019. That didn’t happen, Zverev won only 1 title in Geneva, but he found some of his best tennis by the end of the year after reaching the semifinals in Beijing and London, and the final in Shanghai.
Bet365 considers the German as only the favorite no.7 to win the Australian Open.
Daniil Medvedev’s outstanding run
The Russian has always been considered among the top upcoming players, but he really surprised with his run that started during the American summer when reached 6 consecutive finals including top tournaments such as the Rogers Cup, the US Open, Cincinnati, and Shanghai. Daniil’s tank was completely empty in the last 2 events in Paris and London where he lost 4 consecutive matches. Bet365 quotes Medvedev winner at the Australian Open at 11 (same as Roger Federer).
Dominic Thiem’s huge 2019
The Austrian looked completely dejected at the beginning of the season when she was unable to go deep in every tournament on every surface also when playing on clay. Then things changed drammatically and for the good after he won his maiden Master ATP1000 in Indian Wells after beating Roger Federer in the final. That was a huge surprise since Indian Wells is played on very fast courts that are not the best option for Dominic. Later the Austrian won Barcellona after dismissing the local hero Rafael Nadal on the way. Dominic went on conquering Kitzbhuel, Beijing and Vienna. He lost in the Final of the ATP Finals to Stefanos Tsitispas after beating back to back Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the round-robin. Bet365 considers Thiem as the 6th favorite to win the Australian Open (quotes).
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, the Greek played his last match on the 17th of November when he beat Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
This year Tsitsipas has a 53-25 win-loss record. Tsitsipas clinched 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. The Greek was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Alexander Zverev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.7, Alexander played his last match on the 16th of November when he surrendered to Dominic Thiem 7-5 6-3 in the semifinal in London.
This year the German has a 41-24 win-loss record. Alexander conquered 1 title in Geneva. Zverev was the finalist in Acapulco and in Shanghai.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev played each other 5 times. The head to head is 4-1 for Tsitsipas.
The last time that they played, Stefanos Tsitsipas won 6-3 6-2 in the Round Robin in Nitto Atp Finals on the 13th November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev
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