- The 2019 Shanghai Masters Finals will be played on Sunday at 4:30am EST
- Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev will compete for the trophy
- Check the odds, stats and predictions for the tournament final
World No. 4 and 7, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev will face off in the finals of the 2019 Shanghai Masters.
Both players have had tough competitors throughout the tournament, including names like Roger Federer and Stefanos Tsitsipas. But going into the match, Medvedev is the favorite with -170 odds, but is 0-4 when facing Zverev. The match will be played in the early hours of the morning here in North America, at 4:30am.
2019 Shanghai Masters Finals Odds
|Daniil Medvedev||-2.0 (-125)||-170||O 23.0 (-125)|
|Alexander Zverev||+2.0 (-105)||+135||U 23.0 (-105)|
*Odds taken 10/12/19
Medvedev’s Road to the Finals
Russian Daniil Medvedev has reached his sixth straight tour-level final after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets, 7-6(5), 7-5 in just over an hour and a half. He was able to save four of the five break points there were and reached his leading ninth final of the season. His six finals in a row include three Masters 1000’s and a Grand Slam in a single season.
Daniil Medvedev outlasted Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 7-6 (5), 7-5 to reach a final for the sixth-consecutive time at the Shanghai Masters.https://t.co/6uSxjzB2U4
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 12, 2019
In his semifinals match, his opponent Tsitsipas was was coming off a win against No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas was dominating the match with powerful serves and forehands, but wasn’t able to convert three break points. Medvedev was able to ride the momentum from the tiebreak early into the second set gaining a 2-1 lead. Medvedev committed four errors to give up his serve, but was able to bounce back by breaking Tsitsipas and defeating him.
Zverev’s Road to the Finals
In Alexanders Zverev’s quarterfinals match, he beat Roger Federer for his first Top 10 win of 2019. He was then able to beat Matteo Berrettini in straight sets in the semifinals. His serve was and has what’s been dominating for Zverev throughout this tournament so far. Zverev didn’t face a break point against Berrettini in the semifinals.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) October 12, 2019
In the first set, Zverev played efficiently against the Italian. His serve and his forehand were his strong suits. Berrettini was serving terribly, and Zverev was able to return strong and aggressively. In a relatively easy match for Zverev, he was able to capitalize on the weaknesses of Berrettini to win 6-3, 6-4.
Medvedev Seeking First Win over Zverev
This will be the fifth time Medvedev and Zverev will have faced each other. Despite being the favorite in this match, Medvedev has yet to beat the German, Zverev. The two have yet to face each other in 2019, but saw each other twice in 2018, once in 2017 and once in 2016 on both outdoor and indoor hard courts. The last time they faced each other was at the Rogers Cup in the round of 16, where Zverev beat Medvedev in straight set.
|23 (2/11/1996)||Age||2 (4/20/1997)|
The two players haven’t seen each other in over a year, and a lot has changed since then. Especially in Daniil Medvedev’s game, which part of the reason he’s favored in tomorrow’s match. Medvedev has been playing some of the best tennis of his career, and now has surpassed Zverev in world ranking.
The Shanghai Masters Finals match will be a fun one to watch. Both players have knocked out one of the big three, and are playing aggressive, strong tennis. Having been the fifth time the two have seen each other in their young careers, they know who they’re playing.
Despite not have one a match against him, Medvedev is the favorite going into Sunday’s match at -170, and much has changed in a year since the two have seen each other. It does seem that in this tournament, Medvedev should come out on top and continue his winning streak.
Best Bet: Medvedev (-170)