Defending champion Daniil Medvedev inched nearer to the ATP Finals semifinals after beating 2018 champ Alexander Zverev on Tuesday to make it two wins out of two in Turin.
Medvedev, who gained the U.S. Open in September for his first Grand Slam title, took simply over 2 1/2 hours to beat Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6) and transfer degree with the German on a tour-leading 56 wins.
He leads Pink Group and can be assured a spot within the last 4 if first-time qualifier Hubert Hurkacz beats native favourite Matteo Berrettini later Tuesday.
Berrettini retired in opposition to Zverev on Sunday with an obvious stomach damage and, if he isn’t match sufficient, could possibly be changed by Jannik Sinner, one other Italian, who’s the primary alternate.
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Helped by quick circumstances contained in the Pala Alpitour, Medvedev served 14 aces and Zverev 18.
Medvedev was in a combat from the beginning, heading off three break factors in his opening two service video games but additionally breaking Zverev to take a 3-0 lead. The world No. 2 went on to win the opening set with a pleasant backhand down the road.
Victory regarded in good time within the second set as Medvedev dropped solely two factors in his first 5 service video games. However Zverev held on and saved three break factors to power the tiebreaker which the German gained.
Within the deciding set, Medvedev needed to save a break level to stop Zverev from serving for the match, and he gained the tiebreaker on his third match level when Zverev netted a backhand.