Tsitsipas Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Tennis, Alexander Zverev

Tsitsipas Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev

Tennis: Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas

Tennis: Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas

15.11.2019

Tennis : Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday but faces an anxious wait to find out whether he will qualify for ...

The Spanish top seed is pinning his hopes on Daniil Medvedev beating defending champion Alexander Zverev in the evening match in Group Andre Agassi in London.

Nadal's efforts will count for nothing unless Medvedev, who now has nothing to play for, beats Zverev. A win for the German would send Nadal home.

Nadal, who has already secured the year-end number one ranking, has never won the end-of-season tournament and had a miserable start at the O2 Arena, being outplayed by Germany's Zverev.

But the 19-time Grand Slam champion produced an astonishing comeback to defeat Medvedev, the Russian fourth seed, on Wednesday and give himself a chance of qualifying from the round-robin phase.

Serve dominated in the first set on Friday, with neither Nadal nor Tsitsipas facing a break point as the match drifted inexorably towards a tie-break.

The Spaniard could not capitalise but he upped the pressure in Tsitsipas's next service game and earned another break point, which the Greek again survived.

Nadal earned two more break points in the 11th game and this time made it count as Tsitsipas put a backhand wide and he served out to win the match.

"It's something really, really emotional for me. A lot of work in the shadows to be where we are today."

Read more: CNA

Tennis: Nadal sweats on semis spot at ATP Finals after beating TsitsipasLONDON (AFP) - Rafael Nadal recovered to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 7-5 on Friday (Nov 15) but faces an anxious wait to find out whether he will qualify for the last four at the ATP Finals.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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