In a remarkably one-sided maiden final in Turin, Alexander Zverev upset defending champion Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win the ATP Tour finals for the second time.
In one hour and 15 minutes, the German won 6-4 6-4 to win his sixth title of the year and snap a five-match losing streak against his opponent.
It was the world number three’s 59th match win of an extremely successful season in which he went 32-4 since winning Olympic gold in Tokyo, indicating that he will be a big factor in 2022.
Zverev’s last match-up with Medvedev may have made for unsettling pre-final reading for his supporters, but with an amazing semi-final victory against Novak Djokovic under his belt, he was off to a great start in his effort to win his first match against the Russian since 2019.
He repeats his 2018 feat of avenging a round-robin loss to the player he faced in the final, and he also becomes the fourth player in tournament history to defeat the top two players in the FedEx ATP Rankings in the semi-finals and finals (Ivan Lendl in 1982, Stefan Edberg in 1989, Andre Agassi in 1990).