Medvedev, Tsitsipas qualify for ATP Finals

15 September 2021, 11:44 am
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Medvedev will have a chance to defend his Nitto ATP Finals title one year on from lifting the trophy in London. The Russian claimed his first major crown on Sunday at the US Open, where he ended Serbian Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

Earlier in the year, Medvedev climbed to a career-high No. 2 in the ATP Rankings, becoming the first player outside the ‘Big Four’ of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray to hold a top-two spot since Lleyton Hewitt in July 2005.

The Russian lifted his fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy in Toronto, and also earned crowns in Marseille and Mallorca. Medvedev is now 47-10 for the season following his run at Flushing Meadows.

“I look forward to trying and defending my title in Turin,” Medvedev said. “Italian fans are