Nothing better than seeing the defending champion on the first day of action. Because Daniil Medvedev will open his campaign at the Turin ATP Finals against Hubert Hurkacz in the first Red Group match. From 10 o’clock, like the whole tournament, it can be followed by STAR +.
The Russian arrives in good shape and if he does not finish at the top of the world ranking it is because he ran into a certain Novak Djokovic in Paris-Bercy. The Russian lifted the title at the US Open and the Canadian Masters 1000.
Hurkacz, meanwhile, also managed to string together a good stretch of the season on hard courts. The Pole reached the quarter-finals in Indian Wells and followed it up with a semi-final appearance in Paris, where he pushed the eventual champion to the limit.
They are 1-1 in matches with each other. While Hubi won their first meeting at Wimbledon this year, Medvedev managed to level in Toronto. Nothing simple, but that’s how the ATP Finals are.