Alexander Zverev won the 2021 ATP Finals by beating the reigning champion Daniil Medvedev, and repeating the success achieved in the 2018 year-end Master in London, by becoming the fourth man in history (after Lendl in 1982, Edberg in 1989 and Agassi in 1990) to beat in the ‘end of year appointment the first two players of the world in the last two games of the tournament.
Zverev gained confidence as the tournament progressed, drawing a lot from Novak Djokovic’s scalp in yesterday’s semifinal, while Medvedev looked much worse than we are used to. The Russian abdicates after 9 consecutive victories in the ATP Finals and does so in two sets that are never really questioned.
In the doubles, the couple formed by Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herber triumphed. The French duo beat the Ram-Salisbury duo in two sets, avenging the defeat suffered a few days ago in the round robin.