Rafael Nadal will try to make the Nitto ATP Finals semi-finals on Friday against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The young Greek has already booked his trip to the semi-finals on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 win against defending champion Alexander Zverev.
Date: November 15, 2019
Match time: Not before 2 PM local time / 9 AM EST – New York, Montreal / 2 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 3 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / 5 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
A win doesn’t guarantee Rafa’s place in the semifinals:
~ If Nadal beats Tsitsipas and Medvedev beats Zverev at night, Nadal qualifies.
~ If Nadal beats Tsitsipas and Zverev beats Medvedev, Zverev qualifies unless Nadal wins in straight sets and Zverev wins in three sets, in which case it comes down to percentage of games won.
Tsitsipas on playing Rafa:
I’m going to give it my all. I’m going to try to give my soul, and I think it’s also a very good challenge for me in order to prepare for more difficult matches in the semi-finals and the finals, potentially. So this match is going to give me a lot. It’s going to educate me, and I’m going to try to get and absorb as much as I can from that.
Rafa has won both of their previous hard-court meetings, though they’ve never played indoors.
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!