ATP Finals Day 4 Results - Red Group (Round Robin)
Novak Djokovic def. Andrey Rublev 6-4 6-1
Stefanos Tsitsipas def. Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-7(11) 7-6(1)
We are down to 6 tennis players who can win it all -
Thursday: Felix Auger-Aliassime🇨🇦 vs Taylor Fritz🇺🇸, winner meets Novak Djokovic🇷🇸 in one SF.
Friday: Stefanos Tsitsipas🇬🇷 vs Andrey Rublev. The winner meets Casper Ruud🇩🇰 in the other SF.
THE Stefanos Tsitsipas won after an epic “duel” with 2-1 sets [6-3, 6-7(11), 7-6(1)] Daniil Medvedev in his second Red Group game ATP Finals and will now give a qualification “final” with Andrey Rublev for qualification to the semi-finals.
With an excellent first set, Tsitsipas took the lead in the game, but despite holding his serve in the second set, he had to play a terrific tiebreak, which Medvedev won on… points. With psychology in his favour, the Russian broke first in the third set and served for the victory. Still, the top-ranked Greek tennis player showed… winner’s metal, earned the break and closed out the set and the match with a formidable performance in the second tiebreak, and prevailed with a score of 7-1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas started the match very well and broke Medvedev’s first service game to reach 3-0 easily. With excellent service and perfect finishes at the net, the top Greek tennis player did not face any problems in the first set and without being “threatened”, he closed the first set 4-3, taking a 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, Tsitsipas again easily held his serve but missed two opportunities to find break points on his opponent’s serve, and the set went to a tiebreak. There the two tennis players gave a great “battle”, and Tsitsipas “erased” the Russian’s mini-break but finally “bent” with 13-11, and Medvedev equalized with 7-6, in a 1-1 set.
It was all decided in the third set, where Medvedev found triple break points in the fifth game and broke to take a match-winning lead. Tsitsipas did not give up and “fought” for a break, finally coming to the most critical point. The Russian served for the victory, but Stefanos said “no”, sent the game to the tie break, and “destroyed” his opponent 7-1. He thus closed the set 7-6 and the match with a 2-1 set, celebrating a significant victory, which brings him to the qualifying final against Rublev.