Russian Daniel Medvedev, 24, won for the first time in his career the Final Masters Tennis Championship, which annually brings together the eight best players during the season.
Medvedev lifted the championship trophy after beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in two sets to one, by 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, within two hours and 42 minutes.
Medvedev won the title without losing a match, after he beat German Alexander Zverev in the group stage, then world number one Novak Djokovic and Argentine Diego Schwarzman, before eliminating Spain’s Rafael Nadal, number two in the world, from the semi-finals and depriving him of the opportunity to try to win a title. Final tournament for the first time.
Coincidentally, Medvedev was the last champion to be crowned in London, after his countryman Nikolai Davydenko was the first champion in the British capital, which has hosted the championship since 2009, but will move to Turin from 2021.
12 years, 8 different champions at the #NittoATPFinals in London 🙌
09: Davydenko 🇷🇺
10: Federer 🇨🇭
11: Federer 🇨🇭
12: Djokovic 🇷🇸
13: Djokovic 🇷🇸
14: Djokovic 🇷🇸
15: Djokovic 🇷🇸
16: Murray 🇬🇧
17: Dimitrov Yu
18: Zverev 🇩🇪
19: Tsitsipas 🇬🇷
20: Medvedev 🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/AcmU9CeGan
– Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 22, 2020
This title is the ninth for the Russian star in his professional career.