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Daniil Medvedev writes his own history at Masters

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!

1st 2 Masters title b2b

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!

Masters finalist with ‘E’

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)

Hewitt & Zverev having common record

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 . . .

Russian – German clash in a Masters final

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 . . .

When BIG5 missing last 4 at Masters

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 . . .

Masters and Russian have common history

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).

Milestones for 🇧🇪&🇷🇺 players

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).

2 European,but no BIG4!

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.

1st 3-setter in 2 months for Medvedev!

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.