Stefanos Tsitsipas had a fantastic win on Wednesday in Turin against Daniil Medvedev in the ATP Finals. After conquering the Russian player, Stefanos collected 200 ATP points that allowed him to overtake Casper Ruud and retake his third place in the live rankings. Tsitsipas is just 2 wins away from Rafael Nadal, who will play his last match of the season at the ATP Finals on Thursday after being eliminated. Nadal may add only 200 points after Turin to finish the season with maximum 6020 points. Stefanos has 5550 “live” points and if he wins his next 2 matches, he will add 600 points which will be enough for the Greek player to overtake the Spaniard with 6150 points.
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Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2022
Now ranked no.3 (career-high), the Greek played his last match on the 16th of November when he defeated world no.5 Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-7(11) 7-6(1) in the round robin in the Nitto ATP Finals (draw).
Currently, during this season the Greek has achieved a composed 59-23 match record. Stefanos has won 2 titles in 2022 in Monte-Carlo and Mallorca. Tsitsipas was the finalist in Rotterdam, in Rome, in Cincinnati, in Astana and in Stockholm.
Rafael Nadal in 2022
This year the Spaniard achieved a 38-8 win-loss record. Nadal conquered 4 titles in 2022 in Melbourne, Australian Open, Acapulco and French Open. Nadal was the finalist in Indian Wells.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal squared off 9 times. Their head to head is 7-2 for Nadal. The last time they locked horns, Rafael Nadal won 6-4 6-7(6) 7-5 in the final in Barcelona (Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell) in April 2021.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal
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