Daniil Medvedev reassures Alexander Zverev. Executioner of the German in two sets, Wednesday in Turin, the Russian qualified for the semi-finals of the Masters and will play his last match in the red group against Carlos Alcaraz without pressure. Winner for his side of Andrey Rublev, the Spaniard will need a victory to reach the last four to the detriment of Zverev. Will the world number 2 benefit from a decompression from Medvedev? Nothing is less sure.

“I will do my best. Against me last year, Djokovic could have given up the match, but he didn’t. I think it’s a good example for me to try to do my best on Friday to win, assured the world number 3. This is a quick short, so it might be interesting. As soon as you relax and think “maybe this match will be easier”, you can lose all the rhythm. That’s how tennis works.”

By pocketing a third success, the Russian would validate his first place in the group and would face the second of the green group which will be known this Thursday between Jannik Sinner, Holger Rune and Novak Djokovic.