World No. 4 tennis star Daniil Medvedev scripted history on his name in the recently concluded Shanghai Masters 2019 at Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, China on Sunday. The young emerging talent of Russia Medvedev has clinched his second Masters title of the season after beating Alexander Zverev in the grand finale of the glitzy tournament by 6-4, 6-1 margin.
Medvedev went into the finals in an excellent form against a strong opponent Zverev. He won the first set without much struggle. After this, the experienced German completely lost his confidence in the game and handed a second set win also to Russian player. As a result, Medvedev easily sealed the battle with a perfect win and bring home the shining trophy of Shanghai Masters last night.
With this comprehensive win, Medvedev is now leading the race of the contenders to join the “Big Three” (Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer). Undoubtedly, he is going to give a tough competition to the exceptional tennis greats in the upcoming fixture. However, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal crushed his hopes to win Rogers Cup 2019 in Canada. The spectacular Spaniard cruised past the Russian star Medvedev in the grand finale of men’s singles category by 6-3, 6-0 scoreline. With this comfortable win, Nadal clinched his fifth Rogers Cup title this year and also added one more feather to his cap.
The Russian star booked her seat in the final showdown of the prestigious tournament after beating the Greek legend Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final round with a close margin of 7-6 (7-5), 7-5. While the German professional Zverev made his way to the finals after defeating Italy’s Matteo Berrettini by 6-3, 6-4 margin. Before that, he shocked the World No. 3 tennis legend Roger Federer in the thrilling quarterfinals. The fearless German knocked him out of the grand event with a 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 3-6 verdict.
The 23-year-old Russia-born superstar expressed his feeling on the court after winning the lustrous title. He said, “It’s something outrageous what I’ve done in the last few months. I wouldn’t have believed it. I don’t know why. I think it’s just the hard work that I have been doing”.