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Nadal goes to the semifinals of the Masters and eliminates the champion Tsitsipas

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, second world player, qualified this Thursday for the semifinals of the Masters at the end of the season in London, after beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th) on the third and last day of his group by 6-4, 4- 6 and 6-2.

Tsitsipas, the champion of the last edition of the ‘Masters Tournament’, is eliminated after this decisive duel, which allowed Nadal to take second place in the ‘London Group 2020’, which will allow him to play on Saturday in the semifinals against the winner from the other key, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (4th).

“In general terms, it has been a very positive game for me,” said Nadal. “Being in the semi-finals here, in the last tournament of the year, is something important. I’m happy about it and I’m already thinking about the semi-final match against Daniil,” he said.

Nadal imperatively needed victory this Thursday to continue ahead in the tournament, after his defeat on Tuesday against Dominic Thiem, who qualified that day for the semifinals, also guaranteeing the leadership of the group no matter what happened on the third day.

The Austrian (3rd in the ATP ranking) therefore played totally relaxed in his duel on Thursday in the British capital, in which he lost to Russian Andrey Rublev (8th), already eliminated, 6-2 and 7- 5.

London, UK | . | Thursday 11/19/2020 – 18:12 UTC-5 | 624 words

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, second world player, qualified this Thursday for the semifinals of the Masters at the end of the season in London, after beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th) on the third and last day of his group by 6-4, 4- 6 and 6-2.

Tsitsipas, the champion of the last edition of the ‘Masters Tournament’, is eliminated after this decisive duel, which allowed Nadal to take second place in the ‘London Group 2020’, which will allow him to play on Saturday in the semifinals against the winner from the other key, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (4th).

“In general terms, it has been a very positive game for me,” said Nadal. “Being in the semi-finals here, in the last tournament of the year, is something important. I’m happy about it and I’m already thinking about the semi-final match against Daniil,” he said.

Nadal imperatively needed victory this Thursday to continue ahead in the tournament, after his defeat on Tuesday against Dominic Thiem, who qualified that day for the semifinals, also guaranteeing the leadership of the group no matter what happened on the third day.

The Austrian (3rd in the ATP ranking) therefore played totally relaxed in his duel on Thursday in the British capital, in which he lost to Russian Andrey Rublev (8th), already eliminated, 6-2 and 7- 5.

Thiem will find out on Friday who his semi-final rival is. He will be the winner of the duel between Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic and German Alexander Zverev.

With his victory this Thursday, Nadal continues in his search for what would be his first title at the Masters, a tournament in which he has reached the final twice (2010, 2013), but with losses on both occasions.

London, UK | . | Thursday 11/19/2020 – 18:12 UTC-5 | 624 words

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, second world player, qualified this Thursday for the semifinals of the Masters at the end of the season in London, after beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th) on the third and last day of his group by 6-4, 4- 6 and 6-2.

Tsitsipas, the champion of the last edition of the ‘Masters Tournament’, is eliminated after this decisive duel, which allowed Nadal to take second place in the ‘London Group 2020’, which will allow him to play on Saturday in the semifinals against the winner from the other key, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (4th).

“In general terms, it has been a very positive game for me,” said Nadal. “Being in the semi-finals here, in the last tournament of the year, is something important. I’m happy about it and I’m already thinking about the semi-final match against Daniil,” he said.

Nadal imperatively needed victory this Thursday to continue ahead in the tournament, after his defeat on Tuesday against Dominic Thiem, who qualified that day for the semifinals, also guaranteeing the leadership of the group no matter what happened on the third day.

The Austrian (3rd in the ATP ranking) therefore played totally relaxed in his duel on Thursday in the British capital, in which he lost to Russian Andrey Rublev (8th), already eliminated, 6-2 and 7- 5.

Thiem will find out on Friday who his semi-final rival is. He will be the winner of the duel between Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic and German Alexander Zverev.

With his victory this Thursday, Nadal continues in his search for what would be his first title at the Masters, a tournament in which he has reached the final twice (2010, 2013), but with losses on both occasions.

The Masters is a traditionally elusive tournament for Spanish tennis, which could only be conquered in the individual category on two occasions, with Manuel Orantes (1976) and Álex Corretja (1998).

Nadal has not released his record in this competition so far, a figure that contrasts with the six titles of Roger Federer and the five of Novak Djokovic, the two great rivals of his career.

London, UK | . | Thursday 11/19/2020 – 18:12 UTC-5 | 624 words

The Spanish Rafael Nadal, second world player, qualified this Thursday for the semifinals of the Masters at the end of the season in London, after beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th) on the third and last day of his group by 6-4, 4- 6 and 6-2.

Tsitsipas, the champion of the last edition of the ‘Masters Tournament’, is eliminated after this decisive duel, which allowed Nadal to take second place in the ‘London Group 2020’, which will allow him to play on Saturday in the semifinals against the winner from the other key, the Russian Daniil Medvedev (4th).

“In general terms, it has been a very positive game for me,” said Nadal. “Being in the semi-finals here, in the last tournament of the year, is something important. I’m happy about it and I’m already thinking about the semi-final match against Daniil,” he said.

Nadal imperatively needed victory this Thursday to continue ahead in the tournament, after his defeat on Tuesday against Dominic Thiem, who qualified that day for the semifinals, also guaranteeing the leadership of the group no matter what happened on the third day.

The Austrian (3rd in the ATP ranking) therefore played totally relaxed in his duel on Thursday in the British capital, in which he lost to Russian Andrey Rublev (8th), already eliminated, 6-2 and 7- 5.

Thiem will find out on Friday who his semi-final rival is. He will be the winner of the duel between Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic and German Alexander Zverev.

With his victory this Thursday, Nadal continues in his search for what would be his first title at the Masters, a tournament in which he has reached the final twice (2010, 2013), but with losses on both occasions.

The Masters is a traditionally elusive tournament for Spanish tennis, which could only be conquered in the individual category on two occasions, with Manuel Orantes (1976) and Álex Corretja (1998).

Nadal has not released his record in this competition so far, a figure that contrasts with the six titles of Roger Federer and the five of Novak Djokovic, the two great rivals of his career.

“It is always difficult to play here against the best players in the world every day, at the end of the season and most of the time you come here tired, but this year it is a little different,” Nadal explained this Thursday.

Tsitsipas suffered his sixth loss in seven games to Nadal.