Today big tennis game ATP Finals for 2020,Nadal vs Tsitsipas Live Stream: Head to head records for players in men’s professional tennis. View rivalry results and stats for matches on the ATP Tour The oddsmakers peg Nadal as a solid -245 favorite with the most likely outcome a 7-6, 6-4 scoreline.
Tsitsipas has beaten Nadal before, and will likely defeat the Spaniard a few more times in his career, but don’t expect the Greek to prevail on Thursday Rafael Nadal meets Stefanos Tsitsipas in a must-win game at the 2020 ATP Finals on Thursday. Nadal leads the head-to-head 5-1
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Follow along for Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas live stream online, TV channel, preview, and updates of the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals London Round Robin match on November 19th, 2020. The match begins at 3 pm ET, at 12 pm PT World number two Rafael Nadal and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas will go head to head in their final group match stage of the 2020 ATP finals at the O2 arena in London. The match is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, and will begin at 8 pm local time (3 pm Eastern Time). Get the live streaming options of this Rafael Nadal v Stefanos Tsitsipas match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here
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It’s not often a player feels better about his game after a loss. But that’s exactly what Rafael Nadal admitted on Tuesday after losing two tie-breaks against reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem at the Nitto ATP Finals. “Just well done to Dominic. I’m happy with the way I played,” Nadal said. “I think my chances are bigger to have a very good result now than [they were] five days ago because the level of tennis — even if I lost today — for me is much higher.”
Nadal didn’t play a sloppy match full of errors. Thiem simply overpowered him in the key moments. The Spaniard was able to appreciate that the Austrian was simply better on the day. “[It was] a great match of tennis decided [by] a few small details. Just well done to him. He played I think an amazing match, and I played well, too,” Nadal said. “My feeling is not negative. I lost, but I had plenty of chances in the first and then I had a break up in the second.”
Head to head
Rafael Nadal leads the head-to-head in a dominant fashion, 5-1. Their first meeting was in the 2018 Barcelona final, where Tsitsipas managed to win only three games. The Greek’s only win came in a 2019 Madrid semifinal, but he also pushed Nadal in their last meeting at the ATP Finals last year, losing 7-5 in the third set.
It’s a rather one-sided head-to-head so far with Nadal leading 5-1 on the tour (and 6-1 if one includes the Mubadala Exhibition competition earlier this year). Rather interestingly, Tsitsipas’ only win over Nadal came on the clay courts of the 2019 Madrid Masters while Nadal has beaten Tsitsipas twice on hard courts and once indoors – that victory coming in the previous year’s ATP Finals. Despite that defeat to Nadal, Tsitsipas had gone to win the title in 2019, something that wouldn’t be possible this year. Whoever loses this match would get knocked out.
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem: ATP Tour Finals 2020 preview
Both Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem have had successful seasons this year in what has been a tough year amidst the coronavirus pandemic and the duo will lock horns to end the season with another potential title. The duo had faced each other for the first time in 2014 when Nadal, who had romped to a win, had touted the then 20-year-old Thiem for greatness. Six years later, the Austrian has delivered on the promise, having won the US Open this year. For all of Nadal’s unbelievable achievements on the court, the 34-year-old is yet to add a year-end final to his honors and will be keen to break the duck this time around. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is the overwhelming favorite, but Thiem packs a punch and could mount an upset
As I already mentioned, Thiem is through, Rublev is out, therefore Tsitsipas and Nadal are directly playing for the semifinal spot.
Group London 2020
The two other players that will face each other earlier today are Dominic Thiem, who has already qualified, and Andrey Rublev, already eliminated. Thiem will try to win the match to guarantee he will advance from the first place, Rublev will be playing for honor and approximately $150,000 in prize money that he would get from the win.
Nadal Happy Despite Dominic Defeat
While Nadal had kick-started his campaign with a straight-set drubbing of Andrey Rublev and then lost to Dominic Thiem, also in straight sets in his second match, the Spaniard has claimed he is far happier today than he was a few days ago. And that’s to do with the level of tennis the world number two played in his 6-7, 6-7 defeat at the hands of the Austrian. There’s no doubting the tennis on display in the encounter was another level. And it was Thiem’s ability to win the big points that helped him edge ahead in a match that saw both players notch up just one break of serve apiece.
Those came late in the second set with Nadal drawing first blood to go 4-3 up only to lose serve the very next game. He went on to get an early mini-break in the tie-breaker too, but once Thiem found his rhythm, there was no looking back for the Austrian. Earlier in the first set tie-breaker, Nadal blew away a 5-2 lead and two set-points to lose it 9-7. Despite the defeat, Nadal’s performance in both his opening encounters leaves him with a very good chance of qualifying, needing to beat an opponent whom he has tamed well in the past.
The O2 Arena in London is hosting the ATP Finals for the final time this year, unfortunately with no fans attending due to COVID-19, though the arena usually holds 20,000. The O2 has been an ATP Finals stalwart, hosting the event since 2009. The event will move to Turin next year, where it will stay for the next five years.
Tsitsipas’ current form
Tsitsipas’ first match in the Finals was a three-set loss to Thiem but followed it up with an incredibly close win over Rublev, saving a match point to win the third-set tiebreak.
Nadal’s current form
Nadal opened the tournament with a straightforward win over Andrey Rublev but then lost to Dominic Thiem in one of the most entertaining matches to grace the O2 Arena.
Tsitsipas’ ranking impact
Tsitsipas was the champion in 2019 with one round-robin loss, meaning that he has no points left to gain this year. However, I’m sure the prize money and the opportunity to defend his title are motivation enough.
Nadal’s ranking impact
If Nadal went on to win every match from here, he would gain 900 ranking points, closing the gap to Novak Djokovic at No. 1 to 1280 points.
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Bet365 lists Nadal as a solid 2/5 favorite over Tsitsipas, the probability of the Spaniard winning being 71.6% to
Hello and welcome to today’s coverage of the round-robin match in Group London 2020 of the ATP Finals between the No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal and No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas. My name is Jakub Bobro and I will be guiding you through this match with game-to-game live commentary.
Tsitsipas Survives Match-Point to Rublev
In a match of fluctuating fortunes, Tsitsipas came through against Andrey Rublev to keep his hopes of defending his title alive. In winning 6-1, 4-6, 7-6, Tsitsipas also knocked Rublev out of the competition, relegating him to his second successive defeat of the tournament. Tsitsipas looked to be rolling on towards an easy win when he broke Rublev in the second game of the opening set and then again in the sixth before serving out in the next game to pouch the set. The second set wasn’t as easy but Tsitsipas looked to be in a decent form with his serving and it looked headed towards a tie-breaker. However, serving at 4-5 to stay in the set, the Greek, almost unexpectedly dropped serve to love, and in turn, lost the set.
He had his chances in the third game of the final set but squandered five break-points and the rest of the set went on without a break of serve. In the inevitable tie-breaker which followed, Tsitsipas was quick off the blocks as he went on to take a 5-2 lead, only to lose the next four points in a row to give Rublev a match-point. As it turned out, Rublev double-faulted, before falling away to an 8-6 defeat in one of the closest encounters in recent times.