The 2021 ATP Tour ended with world number three Alexander Zverev winning the ATP Finals. Zverev won after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the final, who finished as the Tour leader (wins). World number one Novak Djokovic also finds a spot in the top four of this list. Djokovic and Medvedev met in three finals this year. Here, we decode their numbers in 2021.
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Djokovic, who finished as the year-end number one for a record-breaking seventh time, won five titles this year, including three Grand Slams. He faced Medvedev in three of the five finals. Djokovic beat Medvedev in the Paris Masters and Australian Open final, while the Russian overcame the former to win the US Open. The rivalry between the two heavyweights headlined the 2021 ATP Tour.
H2H Here is the head-to-head record
Although Djokovic leads Medvedev 6-4 in the ATP Head-to-head series, the competition has been neck-to-neck. The two players have won alternatively since 2019 when Medvedev beat Djokovic in the Cincinnati Masters. Notably, Djokovic won the first two complete encounters between the two players (2017 Eastbourne and 2019 Australian Open). Medvedev retired through injury in the first-ever match between them.
AO Djokovic defeated Medvedev to win his ninth Australian Open title
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