Daniil Medvedev's gesture after closing his last point in Shanghai did not denote a special joy. Nor relief. Rather, he let out, with sober candor, the superiority he had shown for 73 minutes before Alexander Zverev (6-4, 6-1). He didn't seem to attach too much importance to the fourth one-year title where he accumulates 59 victories (46 of them on hard court and 22 in Masters 1000 tournaments). So you spend them, for now, this future monarch of the circuit.

Few can already qualify the event as timely. Medvedev has won 11 games this year more than Novak Djokovic, 12 more than Rafa Nadal and 14 more than Roger Federer. Since July, when he appeared in Washington, his streak reaches a 29-3 only fouled by the two setbacks against Nadal in the Montreal and New York finals and the defeat against Nick Kyrgios in the aforementioned Citi Open. His competitiveness against the Big Three was also credited with the victories against Djokovic in Monte Carlo and Cincinatti.

The summer tour on American cement, now crowned at Qizhong Stadium has allowed him to pocket 4,350 points, well above Nadal (3,000) or Djokovic (1,220). And this fourth cup, added to those of Sofia, Cincinnati and St. Petersburg, allow you to match Spanish, Serbian and Dominic Thiem.

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