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Russia’s Denil Medvedev and Serbia’s Dominic Thiem (right) have come face to face 4 times so far. During this time Thiim defeated Medvedev 3 times. -File photo
In the ATP Finals tournament being played in London, World No. 3 Dominic Thiem and World No. 4 Denil Medvedev will face a title match on Sunday. Austria’s Thiem, who won the US Open Grand Slam in September, defeated World No. 1 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 in the semi-finals. The title winner will receive prize money of $ 5.7 million (about Rs 42.27 crore).
At the same time, Medvedev of Russia made a big upset in the semi-finals. He defeated Spain’s World No-2 Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. This was Medvedev’s first win against Nadal. Till now there have been 4 matches between the two, in which Nadal defeated Zverev 3 times.
Djokovic praised Thiem
After the defeat Djokovic wrote on the social site praising Thiem, “Fantastic Thiem, you showed your abilities when you were falling weak in the tie-breaker of the third set. You deserve this victory. It was a privilege to play a good match with you once again.
Medvedev’s fourth consecutive win in ATP Finals
Medvedev recorded his fourth consecutive win in the ATP Finals. In the quarterfinal, fourth seed Medvedev beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 in the tournament for the first time. Prior to the semi-finals, Medvedev did not lose a single set in the tournament. He was the only player who did not lose a single group match.
Head to head
Thiem and Medvedev have come face to face 4 times so far. During this time Thiim defeated Medvedev 3 times. The last match between the two was in the US Open this year. Thiem then defeated Medvedev 6–2, 7–6, 7–6.
Good year for thiam
This year has been a great one for Thiem. He initially reached the final of the Australian Open, where he was defeated by Djokovic. They then advanced to the quarter-finals at the French Open as well. He also won the US Open Grand Slam for the first time. At the same time, Medvedev could not win any Grand Slam so far. In November this year, he named himself ATP Masters in France.