We arrived at the last act of the first phase of these ATP Finals and Rafael Nadal, Sascha Zverev, and Daniil Medvedev are still battling to qualify for the semifinals.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was the “king” of the Andre Agassi group after he won his matches against Daniil Medvedev and Sascha Zverev without dropping a single set on the way. This means that the Greek already qualified for the semifinal while there is still a mystery about who is going to be the second player to get to the final 4. This are the scenarios.
Zverev qualifies if…
Sascha has his destiny in his own hands. In fact, he will qualify if he beats Medvedev. Alternatively, he can still access the final 4 if he loses to the Russian in 3 sets and Tsitsipas beats Nadal.
Nadal qualifies if…
Rafa’s chances to reach the semifinals depends heavily on the match between Medvedev and Zverev. I fact, if he German beats the Russian is game over for the King of Clay regardless of his result against Tsitsipas. Therefore, Rafa qualifies for the final 4 if he beats Tsitsipas and Medvedev defeats Zverev.
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Medvedev qualifies if…
Daniil lost both matches in the round-robin. However, he has still chances to qualify for the semifinals if he beats Zverev in straight sets and Tsitsipas defeats Nadal.
Here all scenarios
Nadal in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Now ranked no.1, Rafael has a 51-7 win-loss record in 2019. Rafael is currently competing in London where he bested Daniil Medvedev 6-73 6-3 7-64.
Rafael will come up against Tsitsipas in the Round Robin. The head to head is 4-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they played each other, Nadal won 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in Rome on the 18th May 2019.
Nadal clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Rome, at the French Open, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open. Nadal was the finalist at the Australian Open.
Rafael won 84 titles in his career: 20 on hard courts, 59 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 4 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Alexander Zverev’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.7, the German played his last match on the 13th of November when he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-2 in the R in London.
This year the German has a 40-23 win-loss record. Zverev clinched 1 title in Geneva. The German was the finalist in Acapulco and in Shanghai.
Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev played each other 6 times. The head to head is 5-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they played, Alexander Zverev won 6-2 6-4 in the R in London on the 11th November 2019.
Here the highlights.
Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev
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