Saturday, November 18, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Jannik Sinner fulfilled before his people. He wore down Daniil Medvedev (6-3, 6-7 (4) and 6-1) and will play his first Masters Cup final against Novak Djokovic this Sunday.
The Italian, before a surrendered audience in Turin, took advantage of the Russian’s inconsistency, who gave away too much, and took a victory in two and a half hours with significant physical effort. Luckily for him, he had one more day of rest than Medvedev and Alcaraz, and will have a few more hours of advantage over Djokovic. He did not suffer from the lower back problems he suffered against Holger Rune in the last group stage match, but he did look fatigued, especially in the third set.
Medvedev was not very fresh either, as he missed many of the important points of the match, with the exception of a fairly solid tiebreaker that kept him alive, and he suffered certain leg problems that forced him to go to the physio after winning the second set. .
In the final set and when the Russian seemed to have some advantage due to the little gas left in Sinner’s tank, Medvedev chose to self-destruct, giving away his first turn of service and crashing his racket into one of the advertising billboards, in addition to ordering silence to an audience that already had him crossed because he was facing his right eye.
From the initial 3-0 with which Sinner started that last set, Medvedev could no longer get up and will not be able to repeat the title he won in 2020. The transalpine, semi-finalist last year, will play the most important final of his sporting career.