Daniil Medvedev serves on Dominic Thiem Sunday in London. Photo: VCG
Daniil Medvevev transmitted to the head of the queue of young pretenders while the Russian captured the main title of his career by beating Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 7/2), 6-4 In an absorbent climax at the last London final final on Sunday.
Thiem was about to become the first Austrian to win the title, following his recent open triumph, but the relentless Medvedev turned the tide to strike a shots the new generation S ‘strives to upset the tennis hierarchy.
There was no big celebration because he fired first a first game without match point to end the two hours and42 minutes of scrap, bringing the curtain over 12 years memorable to the Arena O2 before Turin supports as Hostu Tournament
The London era ended, while it has Started with a Russian winner after Nikolay Davydenko, took the title of Nikolay Davydenko
Unfortunately for an event that attracted 2.8 million fans over the years to the Thames-Side-Side Arena, the final , a vintage edition, played in a silent arena because of the pandemic of Covid-19.
But the millions of people watching on television will have appreciated the skill of Medvedev, which has become only the fourth player in ATP’s history to beat the first three in the world at the same tournament.
He joined David Nalbandan (MAdrid 2007), Novak Djokovic (Montreal 2007) and Boris Becker (Stockholm 1994)
] “It’s amazing”, Medvedev, who won $ 1.56 million as undefeated champion , told reporters.
“I beaten Novak [in the group], Rafa in seedlings and seedlings, the best tennis players right now. He shows what I am capable of.”
The game Imaginative Medvedev, a mixture of SledgeHammer Power, cunning angles and illegible portions, proved beyond Djokovic in the group stage, then the second Nadal Rafael class in the Saturday semifinal. [ 123]
The 27-year-old Thiem seemed to have mastered it but was finally exceeded.
I think Dominic was a little tired in the thirdT and to make him tire in a game match is difficult, “said Medvevev.
His triumph arrived a year after a threesome three defeats on his debut. The only other player to perform a recovery as drastic is Djokovic in 2008.
. After such a series of hot, including the claim of the mastery of Paris of this month, the Moscovite was due to a dip and it happened in the first set, while He threw a 40-0 advance on serving at 2-2, Gifting Thiem a pause with a double fault.
That turned out enough for Thiem to pocket the first set and he went The simple kill in the second, as usually serving the Rock-solid of Medvedev and hereto the right shot.
The Russian hooked so hardHowever, backup pause points at 2-2 and 3-3 years and started to look threatening while the Tickebreak arrived.
Thiem LED 2-0 But Medvedev brought seven points in a row so that the farewell of London would go to the distance.
Thiem, who also defeated Nadal and Djokovic this week had spent two more hours over the court that Medvedev to reach the final and his silky match started to mingle.
Medvevev The harassment with his power and his precision and Russian got the vital rupture to serve 2-2 with a stealthy approach and a stolen winning.
Thiem dug, but World No.4 Medvedev never looked like his lead slip while became the fifth winner first installesif of the title.
] The Peers of Medvedev Alexandre Zverev, 23 and Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, won the last two titles here, but they did not know how to claim a great slam.
Medvedev will enter 2021 as the man most likely to make this breakthrough for the next generation of the next generation. “For tennis, there are exciting moments arriving,” said Thiem of the new Vanguard. “Super important for sport in general.”
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