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Medvedev defeats Hurkacz in ATP Finals opener

Medvedev defeats Hurkacz in ATP Finals opener.

Strong serve and consistent play on the baseline propelled US Open champion Daniil Medvedev to a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over top-ranked Hubert.

Hurkacz in the opening match of the ATP Finals. Medvedev served 15 aces and did not face a single break point against the seventh-seeded Hurkacz.

The victory gave Medvedev an early lead in the Red Group. Alexander Zverev plays local hope Matteo Berrettini from Italy later in the first edition of the event in Turin.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic opens against eighth-seeded Casper Ruud on Monday in the Green Group. Then fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas plays fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev.

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