World Number seven, Alexander Zverev seemed confident about not losing to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets in London, on Friday. The Russian needs to win in straight sets against Zverev to qualify for the semifinals at ATP World Tour Finals 2019.
A press reporter asked Zverev, “Do you think when you play Daniil on Friday he will be tougher to beat because he’s got nothing to lose for?”
“He’s out, right?” Zverev cross-questioned the reporter. “No, he’s not out,” he continued as the reporter mentioned Medvedev’s status in London. “If he wins in two sets… So there you go. He still has something to play for, I guess. He’s not going to win in two, though,” Sascha added.
Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev have previously met five times in the careers and the Russian machine has managed to win once against Sascha. Recently, they met at Rolex Shanghai Masters‘ title-match and Medvedev outplayed Zverev in straight sets.
On Monday, Alexander Zverev thrashed the World Number one tennis player, Rafael Nadal in the first round-robin match at ATP World Tour Finals 2019 and later, Sascha dealt with a one-sided loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas.
On Wednesday, Daniil Medvedev played a rollercoaster match against the top-seed, Rafael Nadal. He had a match point and was 5-1 up in the final set, but the Spanish warrior’s utter determination to win knocked out Medvedev in three sets.
“Honestly I have been super lucky, that is the real thing, sorry for Daniil, it’s a tough loss, he was playing much better than me in the third, today is one of the days one out of 1,000 you win, I was happy. I cannot thank the crowd for the big support,” Rafa said. Nadal will next meet Tsitsipas in the last round-robin match in London.