Alexander Zverev was seeded as number 3, while Daniil Medvedev was the tournament “two”. The favorite in the final was the Russian who won with the German in five previous clashes. The 25-year-old was also the defender of last year’s tournament of champions. On the way to the final, Medvedev scored a full set of victories, but the game is played as the opponent allows. And on Sunday, there was no question of which tennis player was better. Zverev fully turned off Medvedev’s strengths, at the same time showing his best face.
For the 24-year-old, just reaching the final was something extraordinary. On Saturday he defeated seeded number 1 – Novak Djoković. However, Zverev followed the blow and did not give a chance to a year older rival, who from the beginning of the Sunday match had big problems with receiving a strong and precise service. The German maintained high efficiency throughout the meeting. The 24-year-old won the champions’ tournament for the second time. In 2018, he won the tournament in London. Thanks to this, he earned 2 million 430 thousand. dollars and accumulated 1,300 ranking points.
– I played brilliantly, it was a perfect final for me. I played with a player to whom I lost five games in a row. I will definitely have a nice vacation. I will share this success with my loved ones, everyone is present here, soon my dad will join us – Zverev did not hide his joy.
This season was extremely successful for him. In the summer he won gold at the Tokyo Olympics, now he finished the year with a great triumph in the championship tournament. – I am very happy with this season, but I am already looking at the next one – he said shortly. Interestingly, both finalists faced Hubert Hurkacz in the group.