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Medvedev dismisses Nadal and joins Thiem in final

The Masters 2020 final will pit Dominic Thiem against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. The Russian got rid of Rafael Nadal this Saturday evening (3-6, 7-6[4], 6-3).

Rafael Nadal undoubtedly missed the boat this Saturday at the O2 Arena. Leading 6-3, 5-4, service to follow, in this second half of the Masters played on the London court, the Mallorcan failed to materialize in the wake, thus lending the flank to a big disillusion. Because Daniil Medvedev, him, is not the type to miss his chance. He proved it again today by gradually reversing the tide, until the balance of power was completely reversed in the third set.

42 winning shots against 22, in the end, the Russian deserves his victory over the Spaniard, after three intense rounds spread over 2h35 of exchanges as powerful as they are technical and tactical. Already revealed this week against Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal suffered his very first defeat of the year after completing the first act in his favor. After 24 successes in a row. This is to say the performance of Daniil Medvedev.

Thiem advantage

Fresh winner of the Masters 1000 of Paris-Bercy, the interested party promises to be a sacred client on Sunday for the Austrian aroused. He who remains on nine consecutive triumphs and has therefore won each of his four confrontations here in this Masters (against Zverev, Djokovic and Schwartzman before Nadal). For the time being, Thiem has the ascendant: 3-1, particularly with a victory signed this year over the Russian, in the semi-final of the US Open. But this Medvedev likes to beat the odds.

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