Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev is shown together with Thiem as the most fit of this Masters Cup. He has beaten with authority, 6-3 and 6-3, the number one in the world, Novak Djokovic . Now the Serbian will play to be or not to be in this tournament against the German Alexander Zverev, next Friday .
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The Muscovite is already in the penultimate round of the tournament and as the first of the group, so the only thing that will be played in his last game, against the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, will be the 200 points and the money for the victory.
Djokovic, coming off a solid victory against Schwartzman on his debut, showed the selfless attitude that has affected him at times in his career. Head down, without energy and unable to counteract Medvedev's setback the one from Belgrade limited himself to enduring exchanges and throwing incomprehensible shots that did not give him any advantage.
With an erratic game , managed to save the first four break opportunities against, but nailed in the fifth, and gave up four games in a row to lose the set.
And they did not improve when changing the set. Djokovic was even worse and started 3-0 down that he came close to countering on the first break ball he had. But he was not able. Medvedev remained firm in his almost robotic intention to win the match and Djokovic, although he cut the bleeding of seven consecutive games that he conceded, he did not have gas or the desire to fight.
Zverev sends home the Argentine Schwartzman
Zverev had achieved in the first turn first victory in the ATP Finals in London against Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 in two hours and 11 minutes of play, a triumph that allows him to stay with options to reach the semifinals if He defeated Novak Djokovic on the third day with a comfortable result while leaving the Argentine almost out of the tournament.
After being defeated by Daniil Medvedev on the first day by a double 6-4, The world number 7 adds a victory and a defeat with two sets in favor and three against and awaits the result between the Russian and Serbian Novak Djokovic to do an accounting on the result that he will have to add against the world number one this Friday.
The German's struggled, especially after getting r otura up in the second set, after which he gave up a set of 1-5 in games, leaving for the third set, where he knew how to finish the match thanks to his service.
The ten aces direct and percentage higher than 70% with firsts catapulted a Zverev who will play whether or not to return to the semifinals against Serbian Novak Djokovic this Friday. Djokovic, with the face to face favorable for the Serbian 3-2. Their last duel was at Roland Garros 2019, with the Balkan triumphing, while on this track they have met twice, with one victory for each.
Granollers and Zeballos caress the semifinals
The Spanish Marcel Granollers and the Argentine Horacio Zeballos caress the semifinals of the ATP Finals after defeating the pair formed by the b Bruno Soares and Croatian Mate Pavic, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4) and 10-8.
The Spanish and the Argentine touched the victory in two sets when they had a match point in the second set, but Soares resolved it with a great volley.
Granollers and Zeballos, who debut as a couple in this tournament that Granollers already won in 2012 with Marc López, they lead the group Bob Bryan with two wins in two games.