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Alexander Zverev Challenges Daniil Medvedev – “He’s Not Going to Win in Two Sets”

Published 11/14/2019, 6:00 PM EST
Alexander Zverev Challenges Daniil Medvedev – “He’s Not Going to Win in Two Sets”


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.

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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.

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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.

Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev

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.

In London, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Stefanos Tsitsipas are through to the semi-finals and the last semi-finalist will be decided based on Friday’s results.

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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.

Rafa Nadal (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

“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.

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