The last edition after 12 in the English capital crowned the Russian this Sunday, who lifted the most important title of his career. Medvedev had taken a run as champion at the Masters 1,000 in Paris and, like last year, returned to being that unstoppable player on a streak. The Russian, who on his way also beat the world’s top two tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, knocked down the US Open champion a year after his win-free debut in the ATP Finals. Medvedev was the first to attack, but Thiem saved those first ‘break’ balls and turned the ones he had into the fifth game. The partial was very evenly matched and the pinch of luck with a ball playing on the net tape was what ended up giving the Austrian the sleeve. The Russian accepted with a smile that fate to the contrary and knew how to suffer in the second set until sudden death. There, Thiem had a 0-2 in favor, but Medvedev reacted to forcing the third set. The gas ran out earlier at Thiem’s depot and he went on to suffer with his serve until he lost it in the fifth game to watch him walk away for the second year followed by the big brooch of the season. An income that an ice Medvedev led to the title of Master, in the longest final of the tournament before taking his headquarters to Turin.