Daniil Medvedev, a young Russian, made history by winning the ATP Masters Finals in London. This victory surely was a surprise for all tennis enthusiasts as well as for all of those who just like to bet on tennis. Considering that Medvedev won against all top 3 world’s leading tennis players, tennis betting odds were huge on every match and almost no one could see it coming and predict this outcome. However, those who did predict it correctly surely got a huge compensation for it from the bookies.
Comeback & Victory on 2020 ATP Finals London
Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev achieved the greatest success of his career after defeating Austrian Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Thiem won the first set, but Medvedev then turned the match around by winning the next two sets for a big victory. He won the second set in a tie-break and got an early 4-2 lead in the third set after a successful break. The final match between those two lasted for two hours and 43 minutes straight. It was their fifth head to head match and the second victory of the Russian tennis player. The Austrian won their last match in the semifinals of the US Open, so Medvedev retaliated with this victory.
Last year, when he was a debutant, he lost all three matches. Apart from the title, he will remember one more thing because he became only the fourth tennis player in history to knock out the top three in the world in a single tournament since 1990.
In the group stage, he defeated Novak Djokovic (1), in the semifinals Rafael Nadal (2), and in the finals, he celebrated against Dominic Thiem (3). With this victory, Medvedev got 1,500 points and $1.5 million, while the Austrian took $700,000 for second place.
Before him, this was achieved by David Nalbandian in 2007 in Madrid, Novak Djokovic in the same year in Montreal, and Boris Becker who was the first player to do so back in 1994 in Stockholm.
Second title this year
For the 24-year-old Russian, currently the fourth tennis player in the world, this was the second tournament title this year after celebrating at the Masters in Paris, and the ninth title in his career.
With this victory, Daniil Medvedev finished the season in front of Roger Federer, ranked as 4th player on the ATP list and it is his current career-high position. Considering that he is only 24 years old, we can surely expect the top 3 from him in the following years.
The final was also the farewell of this tournament for the London O2 Arena, which hosted it for the last 12 years. It is interesting to remember that the Russians opened and closed this tournament in London. The first London edition in 2009 was also won by the Russian, Nikolai Davidenko. The ATP Finals are now moving to Turin.