14:23. Of the 15 previous duels between Nadal Y Thiem, only two were on the fast track, with a victory for each. The rest was always in clay. And this afternoon will be the first time that both are seen indoors.
14:19. Today is the fifteenth confrontation between Rafael Nadal Y Dominic Thiem, with a favorable balance of victories for the Spanish. Although, the last confrontation took place this year and the victory was for Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
14:14. We remember that in the semifinals of the Master CupThey face the first against the second of the opposing group, so it is important not only to win, but to do it in the fewest number of sets and to add as many games as it can be important in the event of a tie.
14:11. With permission of Stefanos Tsistipas, current winner of the tournament, Rafael Nadal Y Dominic Thiem They are a priori the two favorites to take the first two places in this London 2020 Group, a condition to play the semifinal of this Masters Cup 2020.
14:04. This is how they arrived this morning at the O2 Arena in London Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem, rivals in a few minutes on the second day of this round-robin Masters Cup 2020 for the London 2020 Group.
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14:00 hours. Good afternoon! Welcome to direct of the party of the Masters Cup 2020 that faces Rafael Nadal Y Dominic Thiem. Both were framed in the draw last Thursday in the London 2020 Group of the ATP Finals and they are seen today as winners in their respective debuts in London.
The match between Rafa Nadal and Dominic Thiem is scheduled on the center court of the 02 Arena in London, a city that this year will bid farewell to host the Masters Cup to go to Turin in 2021. The duel is scheduled for no earlier than 2:00 p.m., according to local time , that is, not before 3:00 p.m. in Spain -peninsular time-.
Rafael Nadal He starts from the first place in this London 2020 Group thanks to his victory in two sets in the first round-robin match against Andrey Rublev (6-3 and 6-4). For its part, Dominic Thiem he is second, because although he also won in his debut, he needed three sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Winning today is very important, as it would practically caress the semifinals in the absence of the last day of the round-robin, which will be played next Thursday. Whoever wins this match will end the day with two victories, while whoever loses will maintain a victory, just like whoever wins in the other duel on Tuesday between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev, who have lost in their debut.