Rafael Nadal against Dominic Thiem are now playing some very spectacular and balanced matches, such as the one at Flushing Meadows in 2018, or the one at the Australian Open a decade ago. At the O2 Arena in London, at the ATP Finals 2020, their challenge reveals another small masterpiece under the roof.
The Austrian talent manages to maintain the positive trend in tie breaks. To seal the success the result of 7-6 (7) 7-6 (4) after just under two and a half hours of play and above all to mortgage the passage of the round in Group London 2020.
In the London 2020 Group, the defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas redeems the defeat suffered on his first match by beating Andrey Rublev 6-1 4-6 7-6 (6) and thus condemning the Russian to elimination: at the number 8 in the world, who has wasted a match point in the decisive tie-break even with a double fault, it would not be enough to beat Thiem in the last match of Round Robin to go through.
Below the highlights of the two matches.