ATP Finals - DRAW: Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas. Medvedev vs. Zverev

Tennis - Djokovic and Medvedev lead groups at the first edition of the ATP Finals staged in Turin

by Jovica Ilic
ATP Finals - DRAW: Novak Djokovic vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas. Medvedev vs. Zverev

The 52nd edition of the ATP Finals takes place in Turin between November 14-21. Turin replaces London as the host city of the ATP premium event, and it gathers eight top-ranked players from the ATP Race. The five-time winner Novak Djokovic and the defending champion Daniil Medvedev lead groups Green and Red, with six rivals trying to spoil their party and setting eyes on the final.

World no. 1 Djokovic seeks the sixth ATP Finals crown and the first since 2015, gathering a boost in Paris and hoping for more in Turin. Novak faces another past winner Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev and a debutant Casper Ruud in Green Group, looking good to advance into the semi-final if he brings his A-game.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has not felt well recently due to a shoulder injury, retiring in the second round in Paris and hoping to finish the season on a high note in Turin. Rublev and Ruud will try to beat the better-ranked rivals and battle for a place in the semis for the first time at this event.

Daniil Medvedev leads Red Group against another winner Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and the second debutant Hubert Hurkacz. We should get some mighty tight encounters in this group and a massive struggle for two semi-final spots.

In the last year's final, Medvedev took down Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 to lift the trophy and take home 1500 points.

The ATP Finals starts on Sunday.

Daniil became the fourth player in the Open era with victories over the top-3 players at the same event, joining Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic and David Nalbandian on the exclusive list.

The encounter lasted for two hours and 42 minutes, and there were only two breaks of serve, with Medvedev taking 115 and Thiem 112 points! The Russian grabbed the second set in the last moment, gaining momentum and dominating the decider to move over the top and celebrate his career's fourth notable title.

Medvedev and Djokovic trained in Turin on Thursday, and the main action starts on Sunday. An undefeated player will carry the trophy and 1500 points in the first edition of the ATP Finals held on Italian soil.

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