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Wasn't 100 per cent there mentally: Medvedev after ATP Finals loss
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Medvedev looked on course to defend his Nitto ATP Finals title on Sunday evening, having beaten the German 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(6) in the 'Red Group' play of the WTA Finals, but he was at a loss to explain why his service deserted him in the title clash. "It's tough to say, maybe some tiredness of the body, maybe mentally I wasn't 100 per cent," Medvedev told atptour.com. "Not that I didn't want to be, but definitely something was missing. I don't have the answer, but it made the difference.
ATP Finals: Alexander Zverev beats Daniil Medvedev to win title
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The German defeated World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the semi-finals and backed that up against World No. 2 Medvedev, capitalising on his powerful game to secure victory in 75 minutes. With his victory, Zverev became just the fourth player in the tournament's history to earn semi-final and final wins over the top two players in the ATP Rankings. The World No. 3 fired seven aces, hit 22 winners, and did not face a breakpoint in his statement win over the Russian. It was Zverev's second ATP Finals title and he ended his standout 2021 season in style in Turin.
ATP Finals: Zverev stuns Djokovic to set up title clash with Medvedev
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The German, who beat Djokovic in the 2018 season finale championship match in London, played bravely and hit with depth in the crucial moments against the Serbian, who was crowned the world No.1 for a record seventh year recently. Zverev saved a set point in the first set and closed the net effectively throughout to advance after two hours and 29 minutes in an thrilling match.
ATP Finals: Medvedev beats Casper in straight sets to reach final
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The Russian soared through the round-robin stage with a perfect 3-0 record and played with such confidence against Ruud as he overpowered the Norwegian with his flat and deep groundstrokes in a dominant performance to advance after 80 minutes in Turin. "As soon as you are a set and a break up you feel like you are in control, but that is when the danger is. You need to stay focused and fight for every point. In the last game, I had 0/30 on my serve, and until the last point, it is never over. So I am happy I was able to finish it," said Medvedev said in his on-court interview.
ATP Finals 2021: Zverev beat Hurkacz, to face Djokovic in semis
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Third seed Zverev, who won the title in 2018, was rarely troubled by an off-colour Hurkacz as he registered a comprehensive 6-2 6-4 win. The 24-year old played aggressively and consistently, hitting 22 winners and committing just eight unforced errors to secure victory after 62 minutes. "Today was a tough match mentally because I needed to win, so I was hundred per cent focused," Zverev said.
Medvedev secures ATP Finals' semis berth; Sinner too well-placed
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The US Open champion this year and the current world No. 2, who had defeated Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in his opening game, backed that up against Zverev as he slammed the ball with consistent depth and recovered from a slump in the second set to win after two hours and 35 minutes on Tuesday night.
Rublev storms back into form, overcomes Tsitsipas in Nitto ATP Finals
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Rublev, who arrived for the year-end tournament in Turin struggling to regain his form in recent weeks, was at his heavy-hitting best as he didn't face a break point on way to defeating Tsitsipas in an hour and 30 minutes.
ATP Finals: Djokovic starts with a win over Norway's Casper Ruud
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World No. 1 Djokovic took a tumble on a breakpoint in the first game, rallied from a breakdown, found his rhythm from the baseline to fire 23 winners to secure victory after 90 minutes. Ruud converted the lone breakpoint in the first set as he took Djokovic to the tiebreak.
Carreno Busta reaches Hamburg Open final
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Carreno Busta will now have the opportunity to claim a sixth tour-level title and first ATP Tour 500 trophy on when he takes on Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the final. Krajinovic reached his first ATP Tour final since 2019 as he continued his strong week by overcoming countryman Lalso Djere 6-4, 6-2.
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