Daniil Medvedev, number 2 in the world ranking and current champion, became the first finalist of the ATP Finals in Turin, by defeating Casper Ruud, eighth seed, 6-4 and 6-2 in the semifinals.
Medvedev, who this year won the first Grand Slam of his career in New York, took an hour and 20 minutes to defeat the Norwegian, who finished an equally brilliant tournament, being able to reach the semis on his senior debut.
The Russian extended his streak of consecutive wins in the ATP Finals to nine, after winning the title with full victories in London, with solid tennis, a tremendous serve, with which he only conceded eight points, and without great expenditure of energy.
He did not concede a break ball to Ruud and took the serve three times from his rival, once in the first set and twice in the second, to build a comfortable win. He added his third victory in as many clashes with Ruud, after those of Mallorca 2021 and the 2020 ATP Cup.
Waiting for Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev where the Serbian won seven of the ten antecedents, but with a German who denied him the title in the final of the Tokyo Olympics last August.