Germany’s best tennis player arrives well for the match against Daniil Medvedev and for a long time it has seemed that many things are possible. But then there are several innovative moments.
Disappointment for Alexander Zverev in the second match of the ATP Finals in Turin. The German tennis star lost a thrilling match against world number three Daniil Medvedev on Wednesday night in 1:45 hours 6:7 (7:9), 4:6. After the opening blow, when the 26-year-old surprisingly beat world number two Carlos Alcaraz on Monday (read more about that here), Zverev was unable to build on his strong performance against the Russian, especially since it was possible to do more against Medvedev. . Zverev had the best opportunities, but he was too unfocused in crucial moments and also not happy with his actions.
Medvedev is already in the semifinals after his second victory. The decision on whether to go ahead will now be made on Friday. Then Zverev will have to deal with Andriy Rubléw, who has already been eliminated. If he wins, the 26-year-old will reach the semi-finals. Otherwise, it will depend on the result of the match between Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz.
The match can be read on the ticker.
Daniil Medvedev – Alexander Zverev 7:6 (9:7), 6:4
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 6:4 – That’s all. Alexander Zverev loses his second match in the ATP Finals against Daniil Medvedev. And ultimately in an extremely unfortunate way. Because Zverev is simply careless, he misses the next opportunity, landing on a return while running backwards to the edge of the net, from where the ball bounces into his court. But at 0:30 he hits an ace and then a backhand winner. But Medvedev counters with a powerful backhand long down the line and has a match point. He gets it right away because Zverev hits a forehand out of bounds. A disappointing end to a good match for both, in which Alexander Zverev had much more potential. Hamburg played very well for long periods and put pressure on the world number three, but at crucial moments they were coldly punished by the Russian for his own mistakes, which in the end were too many.
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 5:4 – But what is Zverev doing there? He first tries unsuccessfully at 30:15 with a slice that goes outside of him, then when he has his own break chance at 40:30 he makes two errors and still gives up the point. Now it serves to avoid losing the game.
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 4:4 – As I write this, Zverev hits a completely free forehand into the net at 30:15, Medvedev was already defeated. But he doesn’t let himself be dissuaded and ends up scoring the point again in the net.
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 4:3 – Zverev argues with himself and complains. Simply unable to get into his opponent’s service game, Medvedev closes the point with another ace. However: the Russian didn’t feel any different when Zverev served in this set…
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 3:3 – After all: Zverev’s serve continues, bringing him to zero.
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 3:2 – Medvedev double faults at 15:15 and responds with an ace, then Zverev hits the next inaccurate forehand and ultimately loses the point.
2nd set, 7:6 (9:7), 2:2 – Zverev draws laughs: Medvedev tries to outsmart him with a lob, while the Hamburg native attempts a “tweener” while running backwards, a backswing between the legs, and only hits himself. He has to smile too. Y: Anyway, the ball was already out of bounds. Zverev takes the serve game, his serve is still there.