Tennis ATP finals: permanent duel with Medvedev: Zverev feels ready

Tennis ATP finals: permanent duel with Medvedev: Zverev feels ready

First Alcaraz, now Medvedev: Zverev only faces top-class players at the ATP finals. The duel with the Russian is a very special one for him.

Alexander Zverev against Daniil Medvedev – there is hardly a duel more often on the tennis tour. In total, the German and the Russian have met each other 17 times.

The balance is 10:7 in favor of Medvedev. The third in the world rankings was able to win four of the last five duels. The next meeting is this Wednesday evening (9 p.m./Sky) at the ATP Finals. Both won their opening games in Turin and with another success they can take a big step towards the semi-finals on Saturday.

Very special explosiveness

Zverev against Medvedev – that always has a very special explosiveness. Things got very heated between the two, especially after the German’s exit in the round of 16 at the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo in April. Zverev called the Russian “the most unfair player” because of some actions on the pitch. Medvedev countered and said smugly that Zverev lived “in his own world.” Afterwards, both of them assured that everything was actually fine between them. But it cannot be denied that both have a special rivalry.

At the ATP Finals in Turin two years ago, Zverev and Medvedev met twice. In the group stage, Medvedev won in three sets, but in the final Zverev prevailed in two sets and won the title for the second time at the annual final of the eight best tennis professionals.

“I always feel like I’m playing against him”

“I always feel like I’m playing against him,” said Zverev about the duel with the world number three, who showed a very strong performance in the win against his compatriot Andrei Rublev. But Zverev also came up trumps in his three-set win against Wimbledon winner Carlos Alcaraz from Spain. “Of course it was a big victory,” said the 26-year-old.

On Tuesday, Zverev trained normally on the next court in the Pala Alpitour and then signed countless autographs for the fans. The foot he sprained against Alcaraz no longer seemed to be causing him any problems during training.

Source: Stern

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