Alexander Zverev missed an early entry into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals. The Olympic tennis champion lost against the Russian Daniil Medvedev 6:7 (7:9), 4:6 and suffered his first defeat in Turin. In his opening match on Monday, Zverev prevailed in three sets against Wimbledon winner Carlos Alcaraz from Spain.

Medvedev, on the other hand, is already in the semi-finals after his second victory. The world number three converted her first match point after 1:45 hours. The Spaniard Alcaraz had previously won against the Russian Andrei Rublev 7:5, 6:2 effortlessly and thus celebrated his first ever victory at the ATP Finals.

The decision about moving forward will now be made on Friday. Zverev no longer has a place in the semi-finals in his own hands. Zverev will only be in the semi-finals if he wins against Rublev, who has already been eliminated, and Medvedev wins against Alcaraz beforehand. Otherwise, his tennis year will be over on Friday.