PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal sends Spain into ATP Cup final

Both Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut scored singles wins against Australia in the Final 4 clash of the inaugural ATP Cup to send team Spain into the final.

Roberto Bautista Agut put Spain on the board with a straight-sets win over Nick Kyrgios.

Rafa then rallied from a set down to clinch a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win against Alex de Minaur. He now leads the young Aussie 3-0 in their ATP H2H series.

Team Spain will face Serbia at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney on Sunday.

First of all, try to sleep a little bit earlier than 5.30 in the morning.

We know itโ€™s going to be a super tough final against Novak who likes to play here, had a lot of great results. Serbia have a great team, theyโ€™re playing very well.

Roberto played an amazing match this afternoon. We have a good team, too, so we hope to be ready for it.

Rafa

Source: metro.co.uk

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17 comments

  1. Well don Rafa congratulations vamossssssssss champ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  2. Vamos Spain! Big grats to Rafa and RBA for great matches! They showed Big Mouth Nick how it’s done! How to play when you’re tired and hurting…how to be CHAMPIONS.

  3. OOPS….SORRY SWEETHEART JUST LEFT YOU A CONGRATULATIONS MESSAGE AND IT DOES NOT APPEAR HERE……..THIS IS THE 2ND TIME IN THE LAST2 DAYS THAT I WRIT AND CLICK ON SEND BUT MESSAGE DOES NOT APPEAR. VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

  4. BEAUTIFUL VICTORY SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) ALL THE WAY I KNEW YOU WOULD DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAD THAT PATIENCE AND KNOWING LOOK AND THE FEISTY DRIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I KEPT SAYING TO MY HUSBAND RAFA IS GOING TO WIN THIS AND HIS REPLY WAS RAFA KNOWS HOW AND HE FINDS WAYS AND SOLUTIONS….. LAST NIGHT HE TOLD ME YOU WERE SUCH A CHAMPION AND THE SCORE NEVER EVER SEEMS TO STOP YOUR DRIVE AND EFFORTS TO FIGHT……..WI………WI………WI…….AND CI……….CI……….CI…….. VAMOS DEAR RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE A TENNIS GENIUS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE BRILLIANT ON ALL SURFACE AND YOUR STRIKING CONFIDENCE ON THE COURT IS BEAUTIFUL AND SO PRECIOUS TO WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DID TODAY AND VERY IMPRESSIVE TO SEE HOW ON THE 3RD SET YOU LOOKED AS FRESH AND ENERGETIC AS IF IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR STRONG BODY AND YOUR FITNESS AND EFFORTS AND ENDURANCE ARE MAGNIFICENT SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) I LOVED HOW YOU SHIFTED YOUR RETURNS AND MIXED YOUR COMING TO THE NET……..BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU MADE IT DIFFICULT TO RETURN ACCURATE BALLS AND IT WAS FUN TO SEE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO POINT BY POINT IS YOUR PRECIOUS EFFECTIVE WAY AND YOU ARE SUCH A GENTLEMAN ON THE COURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) LOVED THAT YOU CHALLENGED…..IN THE 1ST AND 2ND SET IT APPEARS A COUPLE OF YOUR SERVE BALLS WERE CALLED OUT BUT LOOKED AS IF THEY WERE IN……ALSO YOUR CROSS COURT RETURNS TWICE WERE CALLED OUT AND LOOKED AS IF THEY WERE IN…….SO WE WERE HAPPY THAT YOU FINALLY DECIDED TO CHALLENGE. YOUR EYES ARE AMAZING…..AND YOU WERE RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL WIN AND FOR KEEPING UP YOUR FIGHTING AND PASSION SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBERTO FOR HIS CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HE HAS SUCH FINE RETURNS AND HIS MATTER OF A FACT STRAIGHT FORWARD COURT MANNERISM IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) PLAYING AGAINST OUT OF CONTROL LOOSER WHO LACKS SPORTSMANSHIP AND RESPECT FOR THE OCCASION IS NEVER FUN, AND BOTH YOU AND ROBERTO KNOW HOW TO SIMPLY IGNORE THE UNFORTUNATE OUTBURST AND KEEP FOCUSING ON YOUR NEXT BLESSED POINT……… IT WAS GREAT TO SEE ROBERTO TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS WITH SUCH GRACE AND STRENGTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO TEAM SPAIN GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE NUMBER ONE BEST PLAYER IN TH WORLD AND YOU DELIVER SUCH EXCELLENCE AND CHAMPION ATTITUDE TO EACH MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) KUDOS SWEETHEART AND KEEP ENJOYING EVERYTHING YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) HAVE A BEAUTIFUL EVENING AND A BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED SWEETHEART AND YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP GOING AND STRIDING FORWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR FEISTY VICTORY IS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER OF YOUR GIFTED INNER STRENGTH AND GLADIATOR POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) POINT BY POINT IS YOUR VIRTUE AND NO ONE HAS YOUR STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE AND DRIVE…….KEEP SMILING SWEETHEART AND HAVE LOT OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE A GREAT MATCH FOR YOU AND ENJOY ALL YOUR GORGEOUS COURT PRESENCE AND BEAUTIFUL SPIKY STRONG TENNIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART AND MUCHAS GRACIAS FOR BEING SUCH A GORGEOUS GOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) TELL RAFAEL AND ROIG THAT WE APPRECIATE HOW LOYAL AND AWESOME THEY BOTH ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THEY ARE VERY GENUINE AND SINCERE IN THEIR KIND TEAM WORK WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GOOD EVENING SWEETHEART AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) IT WILL BE GREAT TIME FOR YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) CONGRATULATIONS SWEETHEART ON EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU AND SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS AND VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) : ) : ) : ) : ) ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  5. Thank goodnessTeam Spain has taken the sensible option and pulled Rafa from the doubles. Get a good rest before you beat the hell out of those balls on the practice court, Rafa. Best of luck for tomorrow’s final.

  6. Congratulations to Team Spain! Good luck in the final๐Ÿ€

    RBA played a fantastic match against a tricky opponent๐Ÿ‘ Rafa did not play at his best level but he found a way to beat an opponent who was on fire most of the match๐Ÿ‘

    All the best against Team Serbia tomorrow!โค๏ธ

  7. Great fight as always, but Rafa looked slow and tired. Take rest champ and be careful.

    All the best for tomorrow.

    • Rafa was slow to start but only beaten in first set by one break, he won the second and ran through the third , yes he is probably tired after travelling from Perth , losing hours sleep and adapting to a new court and conditions , Sydney based teams have a clear advantage .
      Roberto , Rafa , Feli and Pablo all did well to win3/0. Rafa had huge support and acknowledge the sporting crowd . Best of luck tomorrow to Team Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ€

  8. Rafa dug deep to secure the win. Well done! He said he was tired, so i don’t understand why he’s going to play a dead rubber doubles match next. Maybe there’ll be a team change. I hope so, as Rafa needs all the rest he can get to be ready for the enormous challenge of Novak in the final.

  9. Congratulations Our Brilliant Rafa
    Play your best Tomorrow
    Looking ominous for both Serb And Rafa
    Rba could be a turning point in deciding the final
    Only him n Djoker are 5-0 in singles

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