Daniil Medvedev disagrees with Stefanos Tsitsipas that winning the ATP Finals is bigger than landing a Grand Slam title. Tsitsipas, 25, won the ATP Finals in his debut at the prestigious season-ending tournament in 2019. Ahead of his fifth ATP Finals campaign, Tsitsipas boldly stated that collecting an ATP Finals is a bigger thing than winning a Major.
Medvedev, who won the ATP Finals in 2020 and finished as runner-up 2021, doesn't agree with the Greek. Medvedev has one Grand Slam title in his collection, while Tsitsipas is 0-2 in his Grand Slam finals. "I'd say a Slam. For me, it's harder because of five sets.
Yes, you face only Top 10 players at year-end championships, from the very first match, but still, you need to win five matches and not seven."It makes a difference. You may even win four matches and still win the title. Anyway, everybody is entitled to their opinion but for me it's a Grand Slam," Medvedev told Russian media.
Medvedev disagrees with Tsitsipas' claim
Tsitsipas. ranked at No 25 in the world, won the ATP Finals in his debut but didn't make it past the group stage in his last three tournament appearances. Ahead of this year's ATP Finals in Turin, Tsitsipas made a statement that baffled some.
"It's a whole celebration. The ATP Finals is a commemoration and celebration of the best of the best in our sport. We all gather together and we get to play against each other and focus on the fact that we are the best in the world trying to fight for this mega trophy, which is a grand prize in our sport.
It means a lot. I would consider it probably a bigger thing than a Slam, honestly. It has big prestige and it's a very valuable asset if you're able to conquer and win it," Tsitsipas said a few days earlier. Meanwhile, Medvedev and Tsitsipas didn't land in the same ATP Finals group. Medvedev and Tsitsipas could possibly only meet in the semifinal or final in Turin.