Stefanos Tsitsipas has already obtained the qualification in the semifinals of the Champions Tournament in London through the two victories obtained in the previous rounds, but for Rafael Nadal the match has a very important stake, being in direct duel with Alexander Zverev to get second place in the Andre Aggasi Group.
◾️The Iberian player has again had an excellent season so far, obtaining the position of world leader after the Paris-Bercy tournament, where he was forced to retire.
◾️In the first game of this tournament he met the German Alexander Zverev, but Rafa Nadal did not have many chances of success, despite the fact that he had no problems during the meeting.
◾️In the second match he was the protagonist of a sensational comeback against Daniil Medvedev, saving a match ball at 1-5 in favor of the Russian in the decisive set, going to prevail with 7-4 in the tiebreak, thus maintaining chances in qualifying in the semifinals.
◾️The young Greek player, aged 21, is currently ranked 6th in ATP, the highest position being 5th.
◾️After 5 consecutive defeats against his Russian rival, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas mobilized formidable in the first match of this tournament, practicing a tennis without mistake, thus gaining a victory in minimum sets.
◾️He continued in the same manner and in the second game, where he passed very clearly Alexander Zverev, in minimum sets, the game being very consistent.
▫️The two players have met 5 times so far, the score being 4-1 in favor of Rafael Nadal, the last meeting taking place in Rome, on the clay, Nadal prevailing with 2-0 sets.
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- Rafael Nadal
- Last result: 2-1 vs Daniil Medvedev (Champions Tournament – hard)
- Shape: W L L W W
▪️The world number one, the Spanish Rafael Nadal, is present for the ninth time in his career in the group stage of the Champions Tournament.
▪️In 2017, the year of his last participation, he had to withdraw from the competition after only one game played, 1-2 at sets against the Belgian David Goffin, because of are lapse of the injury suffered in his right knee, during the Masters. in Paris.
▪️Nadal started with a defeat in the current edition of the Nitto ATP Finals, 2-6, 4-6 in front of last year’s German Alexander Zverev, but then came back with a successful victory against world number 4, Russian Daniil Medvedev, score 6-7, 6-3 and 7-6 decisively.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Last result: 2-0 vs Alexander Zverev (Champions Tournament – hard)
- Shape: W W L W W
▪️Stefanos Tsitsipas, tennis player just 21 years old, born in Greece, in Athens, the 6th place in the ATP hierarchy is present at the premiere in London, in the Nitto ATP Finals, competition with total prizes worth 9 million euros.
▪️After the quarter-final loss to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, at the Rolex Paris Masters, Tsitsipas prevailed in the first match held in Group A of the Champions Tournament, 7-6, 6-4 in front of world number 4, Russian Daniil Medvedev.
▪️Then followed the victory achieved against the winner of the previous edition of the tournament, Alexander Zverev, also in minimum sets, score 6-3, 6-2, thus qualifying in the semifinals of the competition, with a match before the end of the group stage.
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◽️He has twice disputed the Spanish final of the Champions Tournament: in 2010 and 2013.
◽️Has no less than 84 ATP trophies.
◽️He also disputed, during his career, another 37 ATP finals.
◽️He lost only 4 of the 30 matches played this year on the hard surface.
◽️45% is the percentage of break balls made by Nadal over the years, in ATP competitions.
◽️He missed 4 of the 5 direct meetings.
◽️It has 4 ATP trophies, three of them being conquered on the hard surface.
◽️He has played another 5 ATP finals over the last two years.
◽️53% is the percentage of points earned by Tsitsipas in ATP competitions.
◽️He won 58 of the 85 matches played in 2019, on all surfaces.
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◾️Enter this game with a balance of 1 victory and a defeat, so he desperately needs victory today.
◾️After losing to Zverev in the first match, he managed to recover and win a victory in the duel with Medvedev.
◾️He outscored the Russian in the decisive set, after being led by 4-0 and 5-1, the return being an exceptional one.
◾️Rafa won 88% of the games on duty and 4 games back, encouraging statistics before the Greek duel.
◾️If some were worried about the physical condition of the Iberian, he managed to dismantle this myth against the Russian.
◾️He has had a fantastic tournament so far, managing to win two wins against some very efficient hard players.
◾️In the previous duel, he managed to pass Zverev in the minimum number of sets, given that he started as an outsider.
◾️He did particularly well at the job, where he delivered 8 aces, which allowed him to earn 77% of the points he started.
◾️There has been a high degree of confidence in his executions so far, but he must maintain a high level if he wants to be competitive against Nadal.
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▫️Today’s opponents know each other quite well, because they have met 5 times so far, but the score of the series is favorable to the Iberian, 4-1.
▫️The most recent hard dispute took place at the beginning of the year, at the Australian Open, on which occasion Rafa won in the fewest sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Rafael Nadal is forced to win the match against Stefanos Tsitsipas to keep the chances of qualifying in the semifinals, he has the moral advantage of the direct matches, but the Greek managed an exceptional tournament this week.
But I expect the experience and spin of Rafael Nadal’s game to pose real problems for Tsitsipas, who has a style of play similar to that of Federer, which is in favor of the Iberian player.
Prediction Today: R. Nadal wins the first set and the match