Daniil Medvedev hailed his win over Dominic Thiem as one among the ‘best victories’ of his profession as he clinched the largest title of his profession at the ATP Finals in a fan-less O2 Arena.
Medvedev, the long-limbed Russian, fought again from a set right down to beat the Austrian world No. three 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-Four in two hours and 42 minutes in the last match at this occasion at the O2.
The 24-year-old has gained back-to-back titles this month, successful 10 straight matches and beating seven top-10 gamers to choose up titles in Paris-Bercy and in London, and he turned the last ATP Finals champion at the O2 earlier than its transfer to Turin.
He is the sixth completely different champion in the last six years at this occasion and have become the first man to beat the top-three gamers in ATP Finals history.
‘What a match,’ stated Medvedev. ‘One of my greatest victories. Two hours 42, three units in opposition to superb participant Dominic.
‘Congrats for what you achieved in your career. Your name is already in the history of tennis books so it’s superb. You gained a Grand Slam this 12 months.
‘I hope we’re going to have many extra matches to come back on huge events like this. You’re doing a tremendous job.’
US Open champion Thiem, who was additionally crushed in last 12 months’s last right here, couldn’t disguise his disappointment however praised Medvedev’s sensible kind in the last month of the season.
Thiem stated: ‘Of course, I’m dissatisfied however at the similar time I’m pleased with the performances of the complete week, truthfully.
ATP Finals winners in London
2009 – Nikolay Davydenko
2010 – Roger Federer
2011 – Roger Federer
2012 – Novak Djokovic
2013 – Novak Djokovic
2014 – Novak Djokovic
2015 – Novak Djokovic
2016 – Andy Murray
2017 – Grigor Dimitrov
2018 – Alexander Zverev
2019 – Stefanos Tsitsipas
2020 – Daniil Medvedev
‘Daniil he actually deserved it. Amazing match, congrats for typically one other nice 12 months as nicely.
‘Amazing month, November with Bercy title and here, I hope we’ll have many nice matches to come back.
‘It was a pleasure today, even though that I lost.’
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