he roster of the ATP Finals semi-finals has been confirmed and the tennis season promises to be a fascinating conclusion.
Djokovic came out on top in five sets when the pair met in the last four of the US Open, and is favorite to do so again in Turin.
However, Zverev is relishing another game against the Serbian, whom he beat in the final of that competition to lift the trophy in 2018.
‘I can not wait to see him. I think it’s always interesting, ”Zverev said.
“It’s always tight when we face each other so I can’t wait for another tough one.”
Djokovic has won the ATP final five times, but has not achieved victory since defeating Roger Federer in the 2015 final. The victory this weekend would set him up to Federer’s record of six titles.
In the other semi-final, Medvedev will be hopeful that the time he has already spent on court during the tournament won’t count against him this weekend.
The Russian has played three sets in all his matches so far, but has won each time against Zverev, Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz.
Defending champion Medvedev has already had a memorable season, having won the US Open in September.
He faces 22-year-old Ruud, who is competing in his first ATP Tour final. The Norwegian lost his first game against Djokovic but has since beaten Cam Norrie and Andrey Rublev.
“It will be another uphill battle. [Medvedev is] one of the best in the world and has turned out to be one of the best over the past two or three years, ”said Ruud.
“I’ve played him a few times and lost both, but I know a bit about what I’m going to face and it will be a fun challenge.”