World No.4 Daniil Medvedev is ready for the ATP Finals 2020. The Russian looks in great form and is coming straight to the tournament after winning the Rolex Paris Masters 2020.
However, before his first match at the tournament, he decided to take the Tecnifibre challenge. The challenge basically tests the aim of players and how accurately they can put the ball in the bucket of the Tecnifibre.
Daniil Medvedev was looking a little nervous before the challenge. Rightly so, as the distance between him and the bucket was almost 100 feet. Before even starting, he said, “I don’t think I’ll be able to make that, but I’ll try my best. That’s for sure.”
Just how good is 🇷🇺 @DaniilMedwed’s aim? 🤔
Watch him take the @Tecnifibre Challenge! ⬇️#NittoATPFinals pic.twitter.com/C1WYO1A6Pw
— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 16, 2020
To his surprise, Medvedev hit the bull’s eye in his very first attempt. He surely gained confidence after that and decided to hit some more balls on the target.
The Russian had three shots and interestingly, he was able to put the ball in the bucket on two occasions. Although the bucket was moving slightly, hitting the ball close from 100 feet down means a lot.
It thus became evident that Medvedev had great aim and precision. The person in the video thanked and congratulated him at the end.
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Daniil Medvedev faces Alexander Zverev in his first match at the ATP Finals 2020
Daniil Medvedev will kick off his ATP Finals 2020 campaign against the World No.7 Alexander Zverev. While Zverev will want to avenge his defeat, Medvedev will look to carry on his momentum.
It will be an intriguing battle between the two ‘Next-Gen’ players. Their last battle was at the Paris Bercy finals where Medvedev defeated the in-form Zverev despite losing the first set and also broke his winning streak.
The winner of the match will face either Novak Djokovic or Diego Schwartzman.
Daniil Medvedev is yet to win an ATP finals title. The tournament has witnessed four different winners in the last four seasons and the last two were from the Next Gen players.
Thus, it can be a golden opportunity for the Russian to seize one title here and end his 2020 tennis season on a high.