ATP Finals 2023: Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev; Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

Published 11/14/2023, 10:35 PM EST

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The ATP Finals is on a roll right now and some of the best players in the world battle it out for supremacy in Turin. One among them is Daniil Medvedev who has made his intentions clear of winning the title. Having made a perfect start to the season, he will now be facing the 2021 Finals winner Alexander Zverev.

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With a place in the semi-finals on the line, only one player will confirm their position in it. But who will it be, will the Russian powerhouse prove to be the dominant force, or will the former champ show his Turin expertise yet again? Let’s find out!

Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev: Preview

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Coming into the ATP finals, both the players have shown exceptional skills. Daniil Medvedev, who is in red-hot form at the moment faced fellow compatriot Andrey Rublev in the first group match of the tournament. In a match that many expected to go Med’s, the Russian player proved to be too strong over his opponent. With a straight-set victory with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-2, he started his campaign on a high.

On the other hand, his opponent Alexander Zverev made one of the biggest turnarounds in the tournament. Having faced Carlos Alcaraz in the first match of the group stage, the German player did a complete turnaround and won the match in a classic 3-set thriller. Having lost the first set 6-7, he bounced back quickly to win the remaining two sets and win the match. The match ended with a scoreline of 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. With just one more win, he will ensure his qualification into the semi-finals of the ATP finals.

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Medvedev vs Zverev: Head-to-head

When it comes to the head-to-head statistics between the two players one thing is certain these two plates have a rich history of playing against each other. Having faced each other a total of 17 times, Daniil Medvedev has managed to win on 10 occasions. Their first-ever meeting came back in 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia. In a completely one-sided dominance, it was Alexander Zverev who defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 7-5 in favor of the German.

On the other hand, their most recent encounter came at the China Open a few months back. The stage was set for an epic semi-final clash between the two players. However, this time it was Medvedev who displayed complete dominance and took the match in straight sets and secured a comfortable 6-3, 6-4 win.

Prediction: Daniil Medvedev could secure a comfortable spot in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals

Having started his ATP finals campaign on a high, Daniil Medvedev looks in a more comfortable spot to win his match against Zverev. This can be claimed for certain reasons.

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The very first one is the head-to-head statistics between the two players. The stats pretty much make it clear that whenever the two players have faced, Daniil Medvedev has proved to be a dominant force on his German opponent.

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Secondly, the hard courts are Med’s favorite. The Russian player has exceptional skills when it comes to playing on these courts. This provides him with another edge over his German opponent. However, his rival will not back out without giving a fight. With the spot in the semi-final on the line, which player will secure the win and make it through? Please let us know in the comments below!

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Akshat Gaur

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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