More than a year waited Medvedev  for his another title, and he won it against the same opponent like in his previous final (Shanghai 2019). Even the scoreline was the same not counting the opener. Zverev  was playing very confident tennis, but at 1-all in the 2nd set he needed 8 deuces to avoid being broken (saved four break points). Perhaps it cost him too much energy because he seemed deflated since he led 4:3 in that set. Medvedev won 9 out of the last 11 games; the only two he lost, were simply the consequence of Zverev’s very good serving. “I was playing really good in this tournament, especially today,” said Medvedev. “After the first set, I could [have] given up because Sascha was serving well and playing well. I just stayed there and at one moment I raised my level higher and higher and started to put pressure on him and it worked. It broke his level a little bit.” The same scoreline like in the final three years before. Medvedev snapped Zverev’s 12-match winning streak.
Medvedev’s route to his 8th title:
2 Kevin Anderson 6-6 ret.
3 Alex de Minaur 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Q Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1
S Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(4)
W Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
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