ATP Finals 2019: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Stefanos Tsitsipas in London?

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.

Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

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!

11 comments

  1. ” 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. ”

    This is WRONG. Zverev qualifies because he beats Nadal.

    Like

    • Nope. Rafa, Sasha & Tsitsipas would all be at 2 wins each then. H2H can’t be factored into as one won against the second & lost against the third. Sets wise Tsitsipas will be tops (4-2), Rafa’s at 2-3, Sasha’s at 2-2. Best scenario – Rafa to win in straights by a good margin & Zverev to either lose or win in 3 close sets.

      Like

    • You are wrong, if Nadal and Zverev both win, they and Tsisipas are on 2 wins each, with each having beaten 1 of the other 2 they are tied with, so it doesn’t matter that Zverev beat Nadal, it becomes the percentage of games won instead as the tie break between the 3 of them.

      Like

      • This is from official rulebook!

        Comment 4: 3 players have 2 wins and the other player has 0 wins. The player with 0 wins is eliminated. Of the 3 players with 2 wins, 1 player’s sets won-loss is 5-2 for 71.43%; the other 2 players both have a 4-3 record in sets for 57.14%. In this case there is 1 superior player (71.43%) and the remaining 2 players are tied; it now reverts to the head to head result of the 2 remaining players with the winning player advancing as group runner-up.

        Like

    • I’m just having flashbacks to the year that del Potro was playing with Carlos Tevez at gone midnight whilst they tried to work out who’d qualified!

      According to the ATP website:
      Head-to-head results if only two (2) players are tied, If three (3) players are tied, then:
      If three (3) players each have one (1) win, a player having played less than all three (3) matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two (2) players tied with 1-2 records; or
      Highest percentage of sets won; or
      Highest percentage of games won; or
      The player positions on the Emirates ATP Rankings as of the Monday after the last ATP World Tour tournament of the calendar year.

      If Rafa and Sascha both win, then the two of them and Stef will be tied on 2 wins each, and everyone will have played 3 matches. So it should go on percentage of sets won. But the ATP website says, on a different page, that, if Sascha wins, then he qualifies come what may, and Rafa can only qualify if he wins and Daniil wins, and the sets percentage would only come into play if Rafa lost and it was between Sascha and Daniil. So the ATP are contradicting themselves! I think I need a double vodka after trying to make sense of that.

      Like

      • This is from official rulebook!

        Comment 4: 3 players have 2 wins and the other player has 0 wins. The player with 0 wins is eliminated. Of the 3 players with 2 wins, 1 player’s sets won-loss is 5-2 for 71.43%; the other 2 players both have a 4-3 record in sets for 57.14%. In this case there is 1 superior player (71.43%) and the remaining 2 players are tied; it now reverts to the head to head result of the 2 remaining players with the winning player advancing as group runner-up.

        Like

  2. Rafa…
    it feels like you are building your momentum with each match…
    getting back into your razor sharp tennis frame-of-mind…
    we are with you our champion…
    “CAPTAIN OH, CAPTAIN…!!!”

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s