The remaining semi-final spots will be decided today.
Who do you think will join Nadal & Thiem in semifinals?
A virtual QF between Djoker and Zverev today. This could have been a straight prediction if not for flat form of the Djoker. Also, Zverev has surprised us by defeating Djoker in crunch matches in the past. Let’s see what happens today!
Djokovic has made the ATP Finals semis for a 9th time after defeating Zverev 6-3, 7-6!
Medvedev went winless at last season’s ATP Finals but yesterday he completed a perfect 3-0 run through Group Tokyo 1970. Medvedev defeated tournament debutant Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 to advance into the semi-finals, in which he will play World No. 2 Nadal in a rematch of the 2019 US Open final.
The final standings for Group Tokyo 1970
Thiem v Djokovic
Medvedev v Nadal
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic knocked out of ATP World Tour Finals.
Djokovic loses to Thiem 5-7, 7-6 (10), 6-7 (5).
Nadal beaten by Medvedev 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Nadal served for the match in the 2nd set, before the Medvedev rallied back from 3-6, 4-5 down to top Nadal.
Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev to contest London final.
In Doubles, the final match will be:
Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic
Medvedev and Thiem are both attempting to capture their first Nitto ATP Finals crown. Thiem is playing amazing right now, won the US Open, his first grand slam and he has more wins (17) at the majors than any other player this year. Expectations are also high on Medvedev after his semi-final win over Nadal.
The winner tonight will reveal who among this pair is most likely to threaten Djokovic’s hold on No. 1 in the future.
Dominic Thiem last year runner-up. Hope to see him lift the trophy this year!!
Djoker has been there in final from 2012 to 2018 barring only in 2017. Nadal has been consistently underperforming in ATP finals. Federer only a tad better.
Thiem has second chance his year while Medvedev will have his first shot at the championship. We will have a new champion this year for sure.
Medvedev bounced back from a set down to beat US Open champion Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 and clinch the biggest title of his career at the ATP Finals in London. What an outstanding run for Medvedev!!
For most part of the game, Thiem looked on course to become the first Austrian to win the title, but Medvedev turned the tables around to cap a stunning week.
24-year-old Medvedev also defeated Nadal, fighting from behind to get past Nadal in three sets in Saturday’s semi-final. In the round-robin phase, he beat five-time Finals champion Djokovic, seeing off the Serb easily. He also secured straight-sets victories over 2018 winner Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman.
Medvedev’s triumph came a year after a weak debut at the event when he lost all three group matches. The only other player to achieve such a drastic turnaround is Djokovic in 2008.
Medvedev became the first Russian to win the title since Nikolay Davydenko, who won London’s first edition in 2009.
Medvedev became only the 4th player in ATP history to beat the world’s top 3 at the same tournament, joining David Nalbandian (Madrid 2007), Novak Djokovic (Montreal 2007) and Boris Becker (Stockholm 1994).
Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic finished their team debut season with their first title on Sunday, as they beat Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 4-6, 10-5 to claim the Nitto ATP Finals trophy.
Koolhof is the fourth Dutch player to win the Nitto ATP Finals doubles crown. The 31-year-old joins two-time champions Jacco Eltingh/Paul Haarhuis (1993, ’98) and Jean-Julien Rojer (2015) in the exclusive club.
Mektic is the first Croatian to capture a trophy at the season finale.