Daniil Medvedev is the-only 🇷🇺player who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b;-only player who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b at Western & Southern Open & at Rolex Shanghai Masters ;-only player in HISTORY who won his1⃣st 2⃣Masters b2⃣b by beating world No1⃣ + lost only1⃣set in these 2⃣Masters!
Players who won their 1⃣st 2⃣Masters 🏆 b2⃣b since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣: ’70 Rod Laver ’78 John McEnroe ’91 Jim Courier’94 Andrey Medvedev ’98 Patrick Rafter ’03 Andy Roddick ’05 Rafael Nadal’07 David Nalbandian ’08 Andy Murray’17 Alexander Zverev ’19 Daniil MedvedevWhat a list & legends!
Since 1990, the following Masters finals including finalists with names containing only ‘e’ vowels:1990 Stockholm: Becker–Edberg1990 Paris: Edberg-Becker1991 Stockholm: Becker-Edberg2014 Cincy: Federer–Ferrer2018 Montreal: Zverev-Federer2019 Shanghai: Medvedev-Zverev *2007 Shanghai: Federer-Ferrer (Tennis Masters Cup Final)
Alexander Zverev became the1⃣st player since Lleyton Hewitt who played in his 1⃣st 6⃣Masters finals against 6⃣different players from 6⃣ different countries! Lleyton Hewitt:2000 Stuttgart Wayne Ferreira RSA2002 IW Tim Henman GBR2002 Cincinnati Carlos Moyá ESP2002 Paris Marat Safin RUS2003 IW Gustavo Kuerten BRA2004 Cincinnati Andre Agassi USA Alexander Zverev:2017 Rome Novak Djokovic SRB2017 Canada Roger Federer SUI2018 Miami John Isner USA2018 Madrid Dominic . . .
Since 1⃣9⃣7⃣0⃣ (inception of the GP Tour Championships/ATP Championships/Super 9/Tennis Masters + ATP Masters 1000), this is the 2⃣nd time when a 🇷🇺and a 🇩🇪 player meet in a Masters final!1993 Hamburg Open Michael Stich vs Andrei Chesnokov2019 Rolex Shanghai Masters Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev. 2⃣6⃣years5⃣months3⃣days ago, on May 10, 1993 was the last time when a 🇷🇺 and a 🇩🇪 player clashed in a Masters final: at Hamburg . . .
Since 2⃣0⃣0⃣9⃣, this is 1⃣st time at Rolex Shanghai Masters 6⃣th time overall (at 9⃣8⃣ Masters tournaments) and 5⃣th time at a Masters on hard court that any member of BIG5 (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka ) did not reach the last 4⃣ at a Masters!All Masters where the same scenario happened since 2009 are the following:2012 Rolex Paris Masters / hard court2017 Western & Southern Open / hard . . .
All current 9⃣Masters had at least 1⃣🇷🇺 finalist in men’s singles! 🇷🇺players never won Indian Wells & Rome in men’s singles!The 🇷🇺 Masters champions:Miami: Nikolay Davydenko (2009)Monte-Carlo: Andrei Chesnokov (1990)Madrid: Marat Safin (2004)Canada: Chesnokov (1991), Safin (2000)Cincy: Daniil Medvedev (2019)Shanghai: Davydenko (2009)Paris: Safin (2000, 2002, 2004), Davydenko (2006), Karen Khachanov (2018).
1⃣st time-🇧🇪 male player in a Masters singles’ Final,-🇧🇪 male player in a singles Final in Cincy,– 🇷🇺 male player in a singles Final in Cincy,-🇧🇪🇷🇺 finalists in a Masters men’s singles Final,-since ’04 (Marat Safin in Madrid/Paris) 🇷🇺 player in b2b Masters singles Final,– 🇷🇺players in both singles Finals in Cincy (Svetlana Kuznetsova & Daniil Medvedev).
This is the 1⃣st time in 2⃣1⃣st century of history in Western & Southern Open that 2⃣European finalists(🇧🇪vs 🇷🇺 ) will fight for the title & none of them are member of Big4⃣! Last time happened this scenario when Thomas Enqvist played vs Tim Henman in 2000 in the final in Cincy.
For almost 2⃣months this is the 1⃣st time Daniil Medvedev playing a 3⃣-setter match (in best-of-3 format) in singles! Since June 22 when he played in the semifinal vs Gilles Simon at The Queen’s Club London ,the 🇷🇺 player played 14 matches in singles, won 12, lost 2 all in 2 straight sets.