On Friday, world No. 7 Andrey Rublev and world No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in a match that will decide the final semifinalist at the ATP Finals. Tsitsipas is coming off a three-set victory over Daniil Medvedev, while Rublev was dominated by Novak Djokovic in a match that only took an hour and nine minutes. With these two coming off such different performances, it’ll be interesting to see how important momentum plays into this matchup. We’re banking on it being rather significant—which is part of the reason we’re going with Tsitsipas.
These past few weeks have taught us a lot about Tsitsipas. The Greek star has lost quite a few tough matches, but he continues to come out and play hard. There is a competitive fire we couldn't ignore; that was one of the main reasons we picked him against Medvedev. We knew he’d go out and take pride in playing hard, win or lose. That’s what made it hard to believe he’d be eliminated without putting up a fight.