Sports Medvedev beats Zverev to win his 1st Paris Masters final

20:40  08 november  2020
20:40  08 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Zverev beats Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 for another Cologne title

  Zverev beats Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 for another Cologne title COLOGNE, Germany — Alexander Zverev made it back-to-back ATP Tour titles on Sunday when he beat Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the Cologne Championship. Zverev hit nine aces, saved the only break point he faced and converted five of his own to beat the French Open semifinalist. The first set was over in 38 minutes, the second in just 33. “It’s getting better. I’ll be back to my best form soon,” Zverev said, referring to problems with his hip. “I didn’t know two days ago if I could finish the tournament. I’m happy I didn’t give up.” It’s Zverev’s 13th title overall, and the third time the U.S.

Medvedev , 24, sealed a place in his first final since that win in China 13 months ago, with a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) win over 10th seed Milos Raonic on Saturday. And after a closely fought opening two sets against 23-year-old Zverev , ranked seven in the world, he raced into a 4-0 lead in the decider and soon

Daniil Medvedev defeats Alexander Zverev to win his third ATP Masters 1000 trophy at the Rolex Daniil Medvedev beats Alexander Zverev in three sets to earn his third ATP Masters 1000 title. Medvedev joins countrymen Marat Safin, Nikolay Davydenko and Karen Khachanov on the Paris

Daniil Medvedev won the Paris Masters for the first time by beating Alexander Zverev 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 Sunday for his eighth career title and third at a Masters event.

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The third-seeded Russian secured just his second win against the fourth-seeded Zverev in seven matches, and his previous victory against the imposing German was also in a Masters final last year in Shanghai.

The battle between first-time finalists here and the last two U.S. Open runners-up went with serve — and with no break points — until Zverev broke Medvedev in the 12th game to take the opening set.

When Medvedev hit a forehand long on that point, Zverev let out a loud roar that pierced the silence at a Bercy Arena left empty by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Zverev ’s first win over Nadal arrived a year ago in London, after he had split with his coach and agent, and he had the familiar mien of a troubled sporting celebrity. Yet his tennis stayed strong. On Saturday, with contested allegations of abuse by a former girlfriend dogging him still, he beat Nadal for only the

PARIS — Daniil Medvedev reached the Paris Masters final for the first time after beating Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a contest between big servers. The 10th-seeded Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., has never won a Masters event and missed out on a second final here, having lost to Novak

Medvedev's relentless accuracy from the baseline induced a loose shot from Zverev in the ninth game of the second set when he hit long from the back of the court. Medvedev’s pinpoint returning is among the best on the ATP Tour, and that chipped away at Zverev's confidence as he won only 57% of points on first serve compared to 75% for Medvedev.

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Medvedev held to love and clinched the second set with his 13th ace, then took control when Zverev padded a weak forehand into the net and was broken to love. After Zverev missed four break-point chances in the next game, he was punished when Medvedev broke him for a 3-0 lead.

Medvedev clinched the victory on his second match point when Zverev double-faulted for the third time in the match.

They could meet again at the season-ending ATP Finals in London from Nov. 15-22.


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Jerome Pugmire, The Associated Press

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