On Saturday night, Daniil Medvedev defeated Alexander Zverev 6-2 6-2 to get to the final of the Paris Masters.
The triumph of the Russian second seed was never in doubt as he easily handled his German opponent’s efforts.
While Zverev’s aces were more deadly, Medvedev was able to apply pressure with his own service game, allowing him to force more breakpoints.
The 25-year-old, who reached the final of the Australian Open, the quarter-finals of the French Open, and is the current US Open winner, maintained his outstanding form by taking the match in stride.
He’ll be confident going into Sunday’s final against world number one Novak Djokovic, who will be seeking vengeance after missing out on his ‘Calendar Slam’ effort at Flushing Meadows.
Novak Djokovic will finish the year as the world number one after beating Hubert Hurkacz 3-6 6-0 7-6(5) and reaching the final of the Paris Masters for the sixth time.
Hurkacz saved eight of the 12 break point opportunities he had, forcing Djokovic to work hard for his triumph, which he did in little over two hours and 16 minutes.
With victory, the Serb will remain unchallenged at the top of the world rankings regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s final in Bercy, and he will end 2021 as the world’s number one for the record seventh time.