Alexander Zverev won his second ATP Finals title, beating World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 to end his 2021 season in Turin. The German defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.
With the win, Zverev became just the fourth player in the tournament’s history to get semifinal and final wins over the Top 2 players in the world.
“It was great,” Zverev said in his on-court interview. “I won the Finals, in the final against someone I had lost five times in a row, so I had to play one of my best matches.”
“It is special, and I am super thrilled and happy right now,” noted the 24-year-old. “There is no better way to end the season than winning here. I am incredibly happy and I am already looking forward to next year.”
In the doubles final, Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, the third seeds claimed their second Finals trophy in three years when the defeated the No. 2 team of American Rajeev Ram and Brit Joe Salisbury 6-4, 7-6(0).
“It is an amazing feeling winning here for a second time,” said Mahut. “We lost to them in the round robin, when they played amazing, and today we knew we had to play our best level. I think we played out best match of the week. Finishing the season like this is a great achievement.”
“They were playing really well on our break points, but we were pushing hard the whole match,,” said Herbert. “We went to the tie-break and for sure there was a bit of stress, but Nico de-stressed me with a great return on the first point. Nico is playing better and better with age.” I
It is their 20th title together as a team.