Daniil Medvedev defeated tournament debutant Diego Schwartzman 6: 3, 6: 3 and prepared Rafael a delicious semi-final before Nadal in the ATP final at the O2 Arena here.
The victory over Schwartzmann enabled him to run 3-0 in the Tokyo group in 1970. It’s a massive improvement on last year when he was without a win. The Russian’s game against Nadal takes place in the early morning hours of Sunday (Indian time). .
« I’ve played great in the previous two games. I think it’s always good to be undefeated for confidence. I wanted to win the game, so I’m very happy that I made it, « said Medvedev after the game. « I served very well today and that helped me a lot throughout the game. «
Nadal leads his career head-to-head streak 3-0, including an impressive 5-1 comeback in the third set of their clash at last year’s Nitto ATP Finals.
« I like to play all (big) three. When I was so young I started holding the racket and was just getting interested in tennis. . . I started watching grand slams, « said Medvedev. « First Roger won everything, then Rafa came and started making a name for himself, and then it was Novak. It’s a great pleasure to play against everyone and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. «
Medvedev was the first Russian to take part in the ATP finals in a row since the 2009 title winner, Nikolay Davydenko (2005-09). . He hasn’t lost a sentence yet. He is the only player who remains undefeated in the group game.
Schwartzman, on the other hand, ended the best season of his career with a record of 25-15. The Argentinean cracked the top 10 of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career and reached his first Masters 1000 final.
« I’m really proud that I’ve done many great things in so many different weeks this year. But I also have the feeling in my body that I have to improve because I want to be here again. But to be here again, I have to do better, « said Schwartzman.
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World News – CA – ATP- Final: Daniil Medvedev passes Diego Schwartzman and prepares the semi-final against Rafael Nadal
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