It was Medvedev against Zverev in the Paris final in the battle of the future stars. Matters came to a head in the 12th game of the first set when the Russian serving to stay in the set at 5-6 found himself 0-40 down facing the barrel. He fought back bravely to 30-40 but eventually went down courtesy of a wayward attempted forehand winner.7-5 to Sasha Zverev first set.
In the second set sensing the importance of seizing the early advantage(a whopping EUR5.207million on the line),both players traded blows on deuce.It was Zverev who held serve to take a giant step to the finish. But Medvedev eventually broke Zverev’s serve in the 9th game to take the match to a decider 6-4.
The third was one way traffic with Medvedev breaking early in the first game and going up double break at 2-0 with unforced errors creeping into the German’s play. This was emphasized in the last game of the match. Serving to stay in the match at 1-5 a disappointing double fault gave the victory to Medvedev.It is his third Masters 1000 title