Daniil Medvedev swats Casper Ruud aside to make the final in Turin

Casper Ruud, playing his maiden ATP Finals tournament, didn’t have the weapons or the confidence to bruise World Number Two Daniil Medvedev in their ATP Finals semi.

Medvedev made it look easy with a routine 6-4, 6-2 victory over the Norwegian. One more victory here would mean that he will have successfully defended a title for the first time in his career. Medvedev won his first ATP Finals trophy in 2020.

‘All the matches were a great level,’ the Russian said after the match. ‘Different opponents and different styles. I managed to win all the matches. It was not easy today. When you’re in the final you can’t complain so I’m just looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully I can have my best match.

In the other semi final, the World Number One Novak Djokovic takes on Alexander Zverev. Their previous two encounters have been tantalisingly close matches, with both players pushing each other to the limit and splitting the victories. Zverev won their Olympics match and Djokovic got his revenge in the US Open semi final.

‘At this moment we are the Top 3 in the rankings,’ Medvedev said. ‘Just three of us left here, so I am looking forward to a great match tomorrow no matter who I play. I had a few tough matches against Novak lately and a few tough matches against Sascha and one here this week, so it is going to be interesting.’

Both Djokovic and Medvedev topped their respective groups with the Serb putting on a masterclass in a late-night match against Cameron Norrie to win their first match-up 6-2, 6-1.

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

‘I am happy’ – Daniil Medvedev continues clay court improvement

Daniil Medvedev continued his impeccable start at Roland Garros by beating the impressive Laslo Djere in round two.Medvedev has never made any secret of...

Leolia Jeanjean says she ‘doesn’t know what’s happening’ after dream Roland Garros run

Leolia Jeanjean seemed to be the most confused person at Roland Garros after she recorded a superb win over eighth seed Karolina Pliskova.The 26-year-old...

Andy Murray takes swipe at Naomi Osaka, telling her: ‘Wimbledon will never be an exhibition!’

Andy Murray has appeared to take a swipe at Naomi Osaka and anyone else who thinks Wimbledon will just be 'an exhibition' this year.The...

Rafael Nadal confident he can manage injury after winning 300th Grand Slam match

Rafael Nadal secured his 300th win at a Grand Slam at Roland Garros on Wednesday before saying he was feeling in control of his...

‘I’ll never be at Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic level,’ admits Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev came through a serious Roland Garros scare before admitting his performance was so bad he was already planning his holiday.Zverev faced Sebastian...

Novak Djokovic ‘pleased’ with his ball-striking in tough Roland Garros conditions

Novak Djokovic described himself as 'pleased' with the way he is playing right now after another fine showing at the French Open.The defending champion...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here