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How The Finals Of the Nitto ATP Finals 2020 Shapes Up

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The Nitto ATP Finals 2020 after 12 glorious years will move out of London come 2021. It is scheduled to shift base to Turin, Italy.

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Ever since 1970, the tournament has seen some unrivaled moments in tennis and some great players being unveiled. And of course, the wonderful fans that have graced the game.

Dominic Thiem is set to play Daniil Medvedev in the Finals. This is the 5th time they will be at either end of the court.

Nitto ATP Finals 2020: Dominic Thiem And Daniil Medvedev: Road To The Finals

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Dominic Thiem was involved in lengthy and equally sapping encounters with Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal. He won 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 6-3 against the Greek, and in straight sets(6-7(7-9), 6-7(4-7) against the Spaniard.

The Austrian, however, lost to Andrey Rublev in his third encounter and could not complete a hat-trick of wins in his round-robin fixture. He had already qualified by then.

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Setting up a semi-final clash with top seed and World No.1 Novak Djokovic, Thiem powered his way to book a spot in the Finals. After almost 3 hours on the clock, he won 7-5, 6-7(10-12), 7-6(7-5).

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On the other hand, Daniil Medvedev has had nothing short of a dream run in the year-end tournament. He has brought his A-game to the table and been successful in carrying his rich vein of form through.

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The Russian has run through opponents like Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, and Diego Schwartzman. The fact that he has done it in straight sets on all three occasions speaks about his dominance thus far.

The 24-year-old staged a comeback for the ages in his semi-final match. He rallied from 3-6, 4-5 down to topple Nadal.

Nitto ATP Finals 2020: Thiem vs Medvedev: Head-to-Head

Theim and Medvedev have met each other 4 times in the past.

The Austrian, however, leads the Head-to-Head by a comfortable 3-1.

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Their ever so recent encounter was at the US Open 2020 where Thiem came out triumphant with 6-2, 7-6(9-7), 7-6(7-5).

While Medvedev went winless in his debut at the Nitto ATP Finals last year, Thiem goes into the Final with one Grand Slam under his belt. It will be interesting to see how they look to produce their best one last time in season 2020.

Published : 9:19 AM, Sun, 22 November 2020
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