At the final tournament of this year in Turin, the second round of the red group was crowned by a three-set thriller between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev. These are players, who have a long and intense history of rivalry with each other. In this match, it should be determined who would have the chance to fight for the second position in the group in the last round.
In the first set Stefanos had a clear advantage. Medvedev’s serve faulted, which is why he got a break at the start and the Greek got a good headstart. He didn’t have trouble to hold the serve until the end of the set.
In the second set, Daniil significantly improved his performance. After 12 even and tight games, a tie-break was required. The tie-break, which turned out to be one of the most spectacular and dramatic in the current season. Tsitsipas missed three match points and finally the Russian tennis player took advantage of the fourth set point on his own serve.
Medvedev was one step away from victory in the decisive set, who earned the right to serve in the match, but failed the most crucial game completely. The situation again came down to a tie-break, which was completely dictated by Tsitsipas. He won the 13th game with a score of 7-1 and claimed the 61st victory in the current season.
The fate of the first place in the red group is certain, it is Novak Djokovic. Who will take the second spot will be decided in the November 18 match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.