World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev acknowledged he wasn’t happy with the performance he put up in the final at the ATP Finals but still he’s happy with his season.
Medvedev, 25, fell short of winning back-to-back titles at the ATP Finals after losing to Alexander Zverev.
Zverev, ranked at No. 3 in the world, saw off Medvedev 6-4 6-4 to lift his second ATP Finals title.
Medvedev won four titles this season — most notably he captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open.
Medvedev’s season isn’t over yet as he is set to lead Russia at the Davis Cup Finals.
“Not the match I wanted to play, but still super happy with all my achievements this year. I was working very hard this year and I will only want more and more. Thanks for my team, sponsors and fans for always being by my side. Now it’s time for the Davis Cup Finals,” Medvedev said in an Instagram post.
Medvedev admitted something was missing in his game
Zverev dominated the match from the beginning until the end and Medvedev never really had a chance.
“I didn’t feel amazing,” Medvedev said. “Tough to say. Maybe some tiredness of the body. Maybe just mentally was not a hundred percent. Not that I didn’t want to be. But, yeah, definitely something was missing. I don’t have the answer to be honest what.
“It made a difference. Even when it (his serve) was in, was not really going on the line, didn’t have this spark, if we can say like this, on it. Wasn’t enough. Sascha is a great player to be able to break me two times, which actually sometimes is in a way not too bad. When you play in a Masters final on a fast surface, somebody serving like Sascha, it’s enough to win the match.”