Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will face each other in the last match of group Andre Agassi.
The Russian finds himself in a tough position, and to advance he’ll need to beat Zverev in straight sets and wait for his rival Stefanos Tsitsipas to win against the World No. 1 Rafael Nadal. This match will be the last of the day, so Medvedev could start the contest knowing that he doesn’t have any real possibility of reaching the semi-finals, if the greek is not able to win his evening match. After an incredible run after Wimbledon, this has been a disappointing first stint in the ATP World Tour Finals. He produced a nice display against Nadal, but crumbled under pressure when he led 5-1 in the 3rd and deciding set, losing afterwards in a tiebreak. It will be interesting to see how the first match of the day goes, and if Medvedev will try to make something out of this matchup.
For Alexander Zverev, he fully controls his destiny. A win against Daniil Medvedev wraps up a spot in the semis, independently of what happens between Nadal and Tsitsipas. Motivation for tonight’s match won’t be an issue certainly, and if Nadal gets the early win, this could turn into a mere formality. The German is the defending champion, and an early exit here was only seen in 2009, as Djokovic won the previous year and failed to qualify for the semi-finals the next season.
This will be a pretty even match, but Zverev has the upper edge due to his motivation and the form he’s recently shown in this tournament, so I’m expecting he can run away with the win here.
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