Medvedev seemed on the right track to defend his Nitto ATP Finals title on Sunday night, having crushed the German 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(6) within the ‘Red Group’ play of the WTA Finals, however he was at a loss to clarify why his service abandoned him within the title conflict.
“It’s tough to say, maybe some tiredness of the body, maybe mentally I wasn’t 100 per cent,” Medvedev informed atptour.com. “Not that I didn’t want to be, but definitely something was missing. I don’t have the answer, but it made the difference.
“Even when (my serve) was happening the road, it did not actually have that spark. It wasn’t sufficient for Sascha (Zverev), who is a good participant and broke me two instances. Sometimes, in a approach, it is not unhealthy, however if you’re taking part in in a giant ultimate on a quick floor in opposition to somebody who’s serving like Sascha, it is sufficient to win the match. We can discuss many issues, however the serve was undoubtedly the important thing, and he was higher,” said Medvedev.
Medvedev slammed 59 aces and won a tournament-leading 61 per cent of his second-service points in his five matches at the season finale, but the Russian couldn’t beat Zverev for the third time in as many weeks.
“We all attempt to do one thing completely different, to arrange in another way or play in another way,” said Medvedev, who had also beaten Zverev 6-2, 6-2 at the Paris Masters. “I felt he was doing one thing in another way. Maybe I misplaced the primary break of serve (at 1-1 within the first set) due to this, however on the identical time if you happen to make aces you get into the match.
“I tried to change up things I’d been doing, and I felt it was working well, but I just couldn’t return his serve and it was enough for him to win the match Every time you know he is going to do something new and you have to be prepared for it and the same for them. This time he won, but next time I will try to do something better.”
Despite the defeat, Medvedev will end the yr as No. 2, having assimilated a 58-13 match report and gained 4 trophies.
Medvedev additionally believes that Zverev may win a serious quickly given the sort of enchancment he has proven. “Sascha is a great player who is capable of beating anybody, so he definitely can win a Grand Slam, because it’s just obvious.”