Nadal Stays Alive At ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal

LONDON, November 15, 2019

Rafael Nadal won a marathon match against Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Nitto ATP Finals on Friday at The O2 in London. The World No. 1 from Spain rallied past the Greek young gun 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5 to stay alive in Group Andre Agassi.

Nadal capitalized on two of his nine break point chances to prevail after two hours and 52 minutes.

“I don’t know if i see you tomorrow because it depends on this afternoon’s match but I did all that I could today. If i am able to play in front of you tomorrow against Roger, it will be a huge honour,” Nadal said afterwards. “If not, I really hope to see you next year.”

The remaining spot in the semi-finals will be decided in the last round-robin match between defending champion Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev.

Cabal/Farah defeat Krawietz/Mies

Earlier in the afternoon, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah completed Group Max Mirnyi play with a 1-2 round-robin record, recording their 50th match win of 2019. The top-seeded Colombians saved one set point in the first set tie-break of a 7-6(7), 6-2 victory over No. 3 seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany in 81 minutes. Cabal and Farah will finish as group runners up if Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat sixth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer from the Netherlands and Romanian Horia Tecau in the evening match.

Krawietz and Mies end their 2019 season on the ATP Tour, which included title wins at the New York Open and Roland Garros, with a 29-20 match record. The pair will next travel to Madrid representing Germany in the Davis Cup Finals.