Daniil Medvedev: ‘I’m Very Happy When I Win Matches’

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) After Daniil Medvedev secured match point against Dominic Thiem to win the season-finale Nitto ATP Finals singles title in London Sunday evening, there was no dropping to his knees made famous by Bjorn Borg when […]

Medvedev Caps Season Winning Biggest Trophy Of Them All

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Both Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev, this year’s finalists in the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, came into their championship match having beaten World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, the top […]

An Opportunity Lost: The Gospel According To Rafa

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Not long after second seed Rafael Nadal failed in his quest to reach the championship round of the Nitto ATP Finals, losing to No. 4 seed Daniil Medvedev, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, in the […]

Thiem’s 300th Victory Lifts Him To ATP Finals Title Match

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The Nitto ATP Finals have been celebrating their 50th anniversary edition this week in London. Despite the tournament taking place behind closed doors without fans at The O2 Arena for the final time […]

Djokovic In London: Right Shots, Right Time, Game On

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When five-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2018 champion Alexander Zverev squared off at the Nitto ATP Finals Friday afternoon in London, the objective facing each was clear: Win and move on to Saturday’s […]

Kubot, Melo End Doubles Partnership With One Last Win

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) It’s never easy to end a doubles partnership, but Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo from Brazil knew the time was right. On Thursday, following their 6-4, 6-7 (2), 10-8 victory over […]

Nadal Beats Tsitsipas In A London Winner-Take-All Brawl

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 19, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Thursday evening’s matchup between reigning champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and World No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Nitto ATP Finals was a winner-take-all proposition. The winner would move into Saturday’s semifinal round against Daniil Medvedev and […]

London Battle Between Two Titans Goes to Medvedev

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 18, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) With a Nitto ATP Finals semifinal berth on the line, World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic came into his Wednesday evening skirmish against World No. 5 Daniil Medvedev owning a 4-2 head-to-head advantage. […]

Thiem Holds Nerve Better Than Nadal In Biggest Moments

WASHINGTON/LONDON, November 17, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Group London 2020 featured a couple of matinee idols Tuesday afternoon at the O2 Arena as the Nitto ATP Finals featured a blockbuster match between No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal and No. 3 […]