Tennis.-AMP.- Tennis.- Zverev knocks Djokovic down and meets Medvedev in the final


The German tennis player Alexander Zverev has eliminated this Saturday the number one in the world, the Serbian Novak Djokovic (7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3) to advance to the final of the ATP Finals, which are being played in Turin, and will fight for the title of ‘teacher’ with the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who gave no option (6-4, 6-2) to the Norwegian Casper Ruud and who will seek to revalidate the trophy.

The Balkan, who had not lost a single set in the ’round robin’, wasted a set point in the opening set and saw how the German, who had been unable to break his serve, went ahead with his victory in the ‘tie -break ‘.

However, a lonely break in the ninth game of the second set allowed him to equalize the contest and force the final third set. In it, Zverev broke to 3-1 and defended himself from a break point at 4-2, before sealing his victory with one of 14 aces he scored during the match. In doing so, he frustrated Djokovic’s dream of drawing with Roger Federer by winning his sixth ‘masters’ title.

In the other semifinal, Medvedev, world number two and current champion of the tournament that brings together the best eight of each season, shook up the options of the young and debutant Ruud this Saturday. After his full of group stage victories, Medvedev put down another successful and accurate performance.

The US Open champion this season did not have to face any break balls during the semi-final. The Norwegian lost his serve in the third game and in the fifth he was close to doing so as well, although with the minimum income it was enough for Medvedev to make it 6-4.

The second set was tightened in the decisive games, and in a long fifth exchange the Russian took the break. Ruud began to kneel before the powerful right of his rival and an also intractable serve, which put the Russian in another Masters final.

Medvedev has won six of the eleven meetings with Zverev so far on the circuit, the last of them this week during the group stage of the ‘masters’ tournament.

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