The first match up of Friday will put head-to-head Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Spanish enters on the court already knowing he'll end the year as World Nº1 after Djokovic's defeat against Federer last night.
After a stunning comeback against Medvedev, Nadal saw yesterday that he'll end the year as World Nº1, due to Djokovic's loss against Roger Federer. With 4 victories in the 5 previous meetings, Nadal will try to extend his almost perfect record against an inform Tsitsipas. The two players met 3 times this year, with Nadal winning 2 of them (Australian Open and Masters 1000 Rome) in straight sets, and Tsitsipas getting the best in Madrid.
Tied with Zverev in the Group, this is a must win match for Nadal.
The Greek is the only player that goes to the court today knowing he'll be in the Semifinals. With straight set wins against Medvedev and Zverev, Tsitsipas is showing how much he deserves to be amongst the best, being arguably the best player so far in London.
Motivation is key for today and the truth is that Tsitsipas doesn´t need a win. The Greek already knows he'll face Federer tomorrow and might be concerned with his physical condition, so the key factor will rely on how much Tsitsipas will give today to fight Nadal.
With a fantastic comeback against Medvedev, Nadal should improve his level today against a more relaxed Tsitsipas.
Look for Nadal to win in straight sets!
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