Nadal defeats Tsitsipas to reach semis, to meet Medvedev

World number two Rafael Nadal has entered the semi- finals of the ongoing ATP Fi- nals after defeating defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.

On Thursday, Nadal defeated
Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in two
hours and five minutes to
make it to his sixth semi-final
appearance at the event and
continued his pursuit of a
maiden title at the year-end
championships. The Spaniard
tallied a 2-1 record to claim
second place in Group London 2020 behind Dominic Thiem.

He will next play Daniil Medvedev in a rematch of the 2019 US Open final.

“(To) be in the semi-finals here, in the last tournament of the year, is an important thing,” Nadal said in his on-court interview as per the official ATP Tour website. “(I am) happy for that and I am looking forward to the semi-finals against Daniil (Medvedev).”

Last year, Nadal had defeated Tsitsipas in the final round- robin match, but the lefty was still ousted from the tourna- ment. This time, he only needed a win to move on, and despite a slip at the end of the second set, he emerged victorious to extend his head to head lead against the Greek to 6-1.

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