The 2023 ATP Finals are delivering in terms of the great matches played, and two rivals got to meet again and prove their level. Before their match in Turin, Medvedev and Zverev met 17 times, with the Russian leading the H2H 10-7.
In their first matches in Turin, both succeeded before. Medvedev best his best friend Andrey Rublev, while Zverev managed to overcome former world no. 1, Carlos Alcaraz.
On Wednesday night, the German wanted to beat yet another former world no. 1, this time Medvedev. But he didn't start well, as the Russian got a break already in the first game of the match, and confirmed it with a hold.
But Zverev recovered that break a few games later, and as both players held onto their serve, the first set ended in a tie-break, which was as always between these two very close. Zverev had two set points, but he couldn't use his chances.
On the other hand, Medvedev had only one chance to win the set, and he succeeded, winning the opening-set tie-break 9-7, and gaining the important advantage over his opponent.
In the second set, both players held their serve even more impressively than in the first set, and it seemed that also this part of the match would need to be decided in a tie-break.
Yet, that did not happen, as Medvedev played a very good return game in the tenth game of the set, benefiting also from some errors of his opponent.
Thanks to that, he was able to use his only break point in the set and win the match 7-6(7), 6-4, to secure his second win at the 2023 ATP Finals, which also means that he's through to the semifinals of the tournament, leaving the last spot to either Alexander Zverev or Carlos Alcaraz, who will indirectly fight for it.