Rafael Nadal came from a set down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas and keep his hopes of qualifyigng for the semi-finals alive after a thrilling three-hour marathon.
The world number one lost the first-set tiebreak against the undefeated Greek to give him a mountain to climb. But he bounced back in true champion style to force a deciding set and finally edged the three-hour marathon 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5.
Daniil Medvedev must later today defeat Alexander Zverev in the night session in order for the Spaniard to secure his place in the semi-finals.
UPDATE: Rafa finishes 2-1 in round-robin after two stupendous comebacks but still doesn’t make semis after Zverev beats Medvedev 6-4, 7-6(4).
After the match, Rafa has got his trophy for ending the year as the top-ranked player in the ATP rankings and that feels fitting given the performance he’s just put in.