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Tennis » Rafael Nadal (N ° 2) will challenge Daniil Medvedev (N ° 4) tomorrow in the semi-final of the London Masters. The Spaniard finished second in the “London 2020” group thanks to his success (6-4 4-6 6-2) against Stéfanos Tsitsipas (N ° 6) last night. This is the sixth time that Rafael Nadal has reached the last four in the “ATP Finals”, the first since 2015. Still looking for a first coronation in this tournament, he took a nice revenge on his “misadventure” of the ‘last year: he was then eliminated in the group stage in the O2 Arena despite his two victories.
Totally master of his fate this time, Rafael Nadal nevertheless played to scare himself last night. Imperial on his serve until 6-4 4-5, he offered the second set to his opponent by committing a double fault on the first break point he encountered! But he recovered well. It is true that Stefanos Tsitsipas helped him a lot: the Greek glued to 1-1 after losing his entry service, but he conceded a new break from which he never recovered. Rafael Nadal has therefore tightened his guard to celebrate his … 71st success in a row in a match for which he won the initial set.
Without real Sporting issue, the other match played yesterday in this pool allowed Andrey Rublev (N ° 7) to save the honor for his first participation in a Masters. Eliminated after his two initial defeats, the Russian dominated 6-2 7-5 Dominic Thiem (No.3) already assured of finishing at the top of the group. ats
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London. ATP Masters ($ 5.7 million / indoor). Simple. Round Robin. “London 2020” group. 3rd day: Rafael Nadal (ESP / 2) bat Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE / 6) 6-4 4-6 6-2. Andrey Rublev (RUS / 7) bat Dominic Thiem (AUT / 3) 6-2 7-5. Final classification: 1. Thiem 2 wins / 1 loss. 2. Nadal 2/1. 3. Tsitsipas 1/2. 4. Rublev 1/2. Semi-finals table (Saturday): Thiem – Novak Djokovic (SRB / 1) / Alexander Zverev (GER / 5), Nadal – Daniil Medvedev (RUS / 4). Today’s program (“Tokyo 1970” group). 3 p.m .: Djokovic – Zverev. 21h: Medvedev – Diego Schwartzman (ARG/8).