Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev will face Austrian Dominic Thiem in the individual final of the tournament on Sunday in London.
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In the second semi-final, he defeated the second “spider” of the Spanish Rafael Nadal 3: 6, 7: 6 (4), 6: 3. The Spaniard will not win the last big trophy missing from his collection this year either.
Medvedev was more active with Nadal early in the game and developed two breakballs in the third game. However, the Spaniard left, which encouraged him. The returns improved and he started to play more aggressively. At 4: 3, he broke Medvedev’s pass with a clean play and, after confirming the break, won his first set.
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The Russian shook quickly and took a 3-0 lead on the second day after a quick break. However, Nadal stepped up his performance in the next few minutes, got four gems in a 1: 4 result and went into service to win the game. Medvedev did not give up his weapons, equalized with a clear 5: 5 game and forced a secretary to celebrate his success.
After the mini-break, Nadal bounced back to 4: 1 and converted to a second set at 6: 4. The fate of the third set decided that Tild’s “marathon” was in Nadal’s service. Medvedev took a 4: 3 lead after the break and won the Grand Slam title 20 times for the first time. At 5: 3, he turned the first sword ball and directed the mutual balance with Nadal to 1: 3.
For Medvedev, it was the first victory of his career for Nadal, and after the match he admitted that he felt sorry for the Spaniard, as well as Novak Djokovic, who was eliminated by Thiem. “If you want to win a player like Nadal, you have to have a great delay and setback and play the whole game honestly. Of course, the psyche is strong because you have to keep in mind that the opponent is behind every point. Rafa – Nova demanded. Medvedeva mentioned the official ATP website.
After the match, Nadal regretted mainly the missed chances, but acknowledged the quality of the opponent: “It was better at the beginning of the match, I had difficulty maintaining the service, but then I improved and got a set. In the second it was the same ‘song’, but I had a perfect chance at 5: 4, I lost. Overall I didn’t play a good game, I was nervous, but they’re all in a game like that. They decided the details were better for the opponent. “
Individual – Semifinals:
Daniil Medvedev (Russia.-4) – Rafael Nadal (Sp.-2) 3: 6, 7: 6 (4), 6: 3