The shootingstar of the season shows no signs of slowing down: Daniil Medvedev, no. 4 in the ATP rankings, won the Shanghai Masters 6-4, 6-1 against Germany’s Alexander Zverev, thus also winning his second ATP 1000 tournament this season.
What’s especially remarkable: Medvedev has reached the finals in his last six appearances, winning three of them. This unprecedented success run let the 23-year old Russian rise to no. 4 in the world and to the top of the seedings at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna – just in front of Dominic Thiem.
The main draw in Vienna this year is pretty intimidating: 11 players have won 19 tournaments. Medvedev and Thiem leading the pack with 4 titles each.