Daniil Medvedev (world number 4) won the first Masters of his career at 24. Sunday in London, he dominated the Austrian Dominic Thiem (N.3), already a finalist last year against Tsitsipas. A victory obtained in three sets (4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4), at the end of the longest final in the history of the tournament since it was played in three winning sets ( 2h42).
He became the second Russian to win this tournament after Nikolai Davydenko in 2009 during the first edition in the British capital. He also paid tribute to his illustrious predecessor on the court, after his victory. ” What a game ! It is one of my best victories, ”said the winner,“ and thank you to Nikolai (Davydenko) for being an inspiration to many Russian children like me ”.
This victory comes as a surprise for this young player, revelation of the circuit for more than a year now, and this week knocker of Djokovic in group and then Nadal in the semi-final. “I hope I win a few games in London. It’s hard to have other goals when you play three top 8 or top 10 in your group… ”, he declared before the start of the tournament. He did a lot more than that.
The Russian, who has lived and trained on the Côte d’Azur for six years, won his third Masters 1000 in Paris in early November. Medvedev also became the fourth player – after Stefan Edberg, Michael Stich and Novak Djokovic – to win the Masters one year after losing all his matches in his first participation in the event.
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