Zverev, the 10th two-time champion in ATP Finals history


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Zverev, the 10th two-time champion in ATP Finals history

Alexander Zverev (3rd) defeated Daniil Medvedev (2nd) by double 6-4 and renewed what he did in 2018, winning the ATP Finals title, this time in Turin, to become the tenth two-time champion since the creation of this tournament in 1970 and in the second German to get it.

Medvedev had been victorious in six of the last seven meetings against Zverev, but in this crossover, the 24-year-old was truly intractable. In one hour and 16 minutes of action he won 83% of the points played with his first serve and he did not give up break points throughout the game. In turn, he broke his rival’s serve at the beginning of each set and there were no matches; He controlled everything from start to finish. With this title joins the glorious list of two-time champions of the Masters Tournament, which among others is made up of his compatriot Boris Becker (1988, 1992, 1995, tri-winner).

The first to get it was nothing more and nothing less than the Romanian Illie nastase, which in the end took over four editions of the tournament (1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975). The next was the American John mcenroe, who conquered the end-of-year Masters in 1978, 1983 and 1984. With a difference of nine years between one and the other, the Swede Bjorn Borg raised the glass in 1971 and 1980. After him and Becker appeared one of the two five-time champions, the American Pete Sampras, Teacher in 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1999.

The other who won it five times, and also the last to be two-time champion against Zverev was the Serbian Novak Djokovic in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. At the beginning of this century and locally, Lleyton Hewitt fulfilled his dream by winning the 2001 (Sydney) and 2002 ATP Finals. The remainder is the leader of the table, Roger Federer: he won it six times, at the end of the season 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

Finally, Zverev renewed a brand that did not happen before more than 30 years. Eliminated world number one and two (Djokovic and Medvedev) in the semifinal and final as well as Andre Agassi in 1990, when the Kid of Las Vegas did the same before Becker and Stefan Edberg.


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