Medve dev beats T hi em for ATP Finals title
Nearing defeat, Daniil Medvedev suddenly switched tactics at the ATP Finals and collected the biggest title of his career by beating U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 on Sunday in London.
The fourth-ranked Medvedev became the first player to beat each of the men who were Nos. 1-3 in the season-ending championship— and only the fourth to do it at any tour event in the past 30 years.
The comeback against No. 3 Thiem added to victories Medvedev produced against No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the round-robin portion of the tournament and
No. 2 Rafael Nadal in Saturday’s semifinals.
Medvedev went 5-0 in all, quite a turnaround from a year ago, when he went 0-3 at the ATP Finals.
The 24-year-old Russian closed 2020 by going 10-0 in November, including seven wins against members of the Top 10. He had zero victories over top 10 opponents over the preceding 12 months.