Chase 4 into 2021 at the Big Titles

James P

G.O.A.T.
The chasing 4 (Thiem, Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas) are closing the gap on the Big 3. I'm still fairly skeptical even while being probably my most hopeful. Thiem is a massive threat while Medvedev, Zverev, and Tsitsipas continue making progress. Where they stand going into 2021.

Dominic Thiem: 2-7 at big title finals, (H2H 5-2 Federer, 6-9 Nadal, 5-7 Djokovic)

YearTournamentOpponentResultScore
2017Madrid MastersRafael NadalLoss7-6, 6-4
2018Madrid MastersAlexander ZverevLoss6-4, 6-4
2018French OpenRafael NadalLoss6-4, 6-3, 6-2
2019Indian Wells MastersRoger FedererWin3-6, 6-3, 7-5
2019French OpenRafael NadalLoss6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
2019ATP FinalsStefanos TsitsipasLoss6-7, 6-2, 7-6
2020Australian OpenNovak DjokovicLoss6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2020US OpenAlexander ZverevWin2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6
2020ATP FinalsDaniil MedvedevLoss4-6, 7-6, 6-4

Daniil Medvedev: 4-2 at big title finals, (H2H 0-3 Federer, 1-3 Nadal, 3-4 Djokovic)

YearTournamentOpponentResultScore
2019Canada MastersRafael NadalLoss6-3, 6-0
2019Cincinnati MastersDavid GoffinWin7-6, 6-4
2019US OpenRafael NadalLoss7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4
2019Shanghai MastersAlexander ZverevWin6-4, 6-1
2020Paris MastersAlexander ZverevWin5-7, 6-4, 6-1
2020ATP FinalsDominic ThiemWin4-6, 7-6, 6-4

Alexander Zverev: 4-5 at big title finals, (H2H 4-3 Federer, 2-5 Nadal, 2-4 Djokovic)

YearTournamentOpponentResultScore
2017Rome MastersNovak DjokovicWin6-4, 6-3
2017Canada MastersRoger FedererWin6-3, 6-4
2018Miami MastersJohn IsnerLoss6-7, 6-4, 6-4
2018Madrid MastersDominic ThiemWin6-4, 6-4
2018Rome MastersRafael NadalLoss6-1, 1-6, 6-3
2018ATP FinalsNovak DjokovicWin6-4, 6-3
2019Shanghai MastersDaniil MedvedevLoss6-4, 6-1
2020US OpenDominic ThiemLoss2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6
2020ATP FinalsDaniil MedvedevLoss5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-2 at big title finals, (H2H 2-2 Federer, 1-6 Nadal, 2-4 Djokovic)

YearTournamentOpponentResultScore
2018Canada MastersRafael NadalLoss6-2, 7-6
2019Madrid MastersNovak DjokovicLoss6-3, 6-4
2019ATP FinalsDominic ThiemWin6-7, 6-2, 7-6

Tsitsipas had zero big title appearances this year, but when you figure there were only 7 big titles played this year and the other three had a combined 7 out of 14 finalist spots on the season, they performed pretty well in Covid Year #1.
 
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