VIDEO: Rafael Nadal Defeats Alex De Minaur, Sends Spain To ATP Cup Final – match highlights

Watch highlights as Rafael Nadal comes from a set down to beat Alex de Minaur and book Spain’s place in the ATP Cup final. 

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  1. Mac, maybe ur right but I think Novak is better mentally and has much more of a killer instinct than Rafa.

  2. I don’t even feel sorry for Rafa. Just terribly disappointed ☹️ maybe for myself. If Rafa is going to be sooo stubborn and refuses (seems like it) to change his game, keeps going back to his old game style and plan he does not deserve to win. SORRY!!!!

    How can we fans (if no one else can) send him the message to be aggressive (also to use his nervous energy and help to dissipate his nerves) not stand so far back etc. etc.

    Novak is not soo special. His game style is also not so different- in fact it is similar to most other players especially the youngsters if today. They have a better chance of beating him than Rafa.

    Can’t believe I’m writing this but I’m angry!!! 😡😡

  3. Sigh. I’ll just accept that Djoker is a better player than Rafa, as much as it hurts to admit. Djokovic is simply solid, and you just know that he will find a way out of tough situations, whereas with Rafa you’re constantly on edge.

    Love Rafa though! He made a go of it in the second set, but some bad decisions cost him the tie break.

    Yea… Whoever wins the ATP Cup, Rafa loses, because he just suffered another loss against his greatest rival.

  4. Ok folks that’s it. I m off to bed. Not watching doubles. Don’t care what happens with atp cup anymore 😭😭😭😭good luck for doubles whoever is watching

  5. Well done Rafa! Hahaha… What a state, when we’re simply happy that Rafa hangs on to his service game:)

    But wow, that back hand down the line! Makes me think, Rafa does have the tools but for some reason is not confident enough to unleash them more often against the Djoker.

  6. Can’t get my head around this back hand slice. Y is Rafa using it again and again without any success. We all love Rafa but it’s just unbearable to see him struggle like that. This set is better than the last one but not good enough. That chance of break of serve gone just like that. Djoker is in Rafa’s head. He needs to work on that

  7. Wow

    5 break points saved by Djoker in one game. Rafa must be despairing by now. Couldn’t capitalize on any.

    Come on Rafa!

  8. Rafa is standing too far back in the court (same old story). He needs to play with more aggression. Let’s hope that Rafa will take on board the advice from his team, especially Roberto whose game style is more suited to resisting the inslaught of Novak.

  9. Unfortunately it seems like no one in his team definitely not his coaches nor Rafa seem to see the problem and attack it. Even now when FR was talking to him he only kept shrugging his shoulders. Sorry also uncle Toni kept confirming that Novak is better and difficult to play and they get nervous when Rafa has to play him and they rather Rafa faces Roger.

    I too can only pray for a miracle.!

    🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  10. This is same old pattern he is playing.
    There is no no way he can beat djoko with this game plan.
    2nd set
    Let’s c if he changes anything

  11. I’m sorry Rafa fans. Even though I’m an absolute ardent Rafa fan I’m getting annoyed and irritated with the constant pattern of the way he plays Novak and can’t do something about it. He becomes tight and then plays defensive and …… .

    Maybe Bautista Agut must come and sit with the team to give him some tips on how to play Novak. If he wants to go down as The GOAT – btw I don’t believe in such things, I always say one of the greatest for anyone or anything – he has to beat Novak on other surfaces too at this present time.

    I’m sorry I just want him to win so badly and get sooo frustrated when he loses in the same way against his rival.

    VAMOS

    • Totally understand your pain rafafan1. I m going through exactly the same emotions and feeling so helpless. Rafa has to up his game. We can just stay positive and send positive vibes.crowd is full of idiots which is not helping at all. Waiting for a miracle like yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed

    • I fear for Rafa too… but he seems to be taking his time working his way into the match. Against Djoker, he obviously has that mental handicap. His PTSD from the last time they played in AO certainly doesn’t help:):)

    • History seems to be repeating itself. As tired as Rafa is, he’s got to change things up and give Novak a different look to avoid getting trounced!

  12. Roberto delivered again for Team Spain, a perfect record 6-0👏
    Rafa is next🤗 Vamos💪
    Can’t wait to watch Team Spain holding the trophy, all the best!❤️

  13. OLA OLA OLA OLA OLA & VAMOS SWEETHEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) FOLLOW YOUR GUT AND DO WHAT YOU DO BEST AND THAT IS PUTTING ALL THE BACKGROUND BS ASIDE…..AND ENJOY PLAYING YOUR NEXT PRECIOUS POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: ) AS WE SEE, N IS SOME PLAYER WHO USED TO BE TOLD OVER AND OVER AGAIN BY HIS COACHES THAT NO ONE CAN BEAT HI…… AND SO HE EVENTUALLY KEPT TELLING HIMSELF THAT NO ONE CAN BEAT HIM WHEN IN FACT HE KNOWS VERY WELL IT IS NOT THE CASE . OF COURSE FOR SURE ANY ANY TOP PLAYER CAN BEAT HIM AS WE HAVE SEEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN. BUT HE CHOSE TO KEEP TELLING HIMSELF EVEN WHEN HE KNOWS IT IS NOT TRUE. IT LOOKED LIKE IT HELPED HIM TO WALK ONTO THE COURT WITH THESE EMPTY WORDS , TRUE OR NOT TRUE, SUCH WORDS HELPED HIM CREATE THIS BS IMPRESSION ABOUT HIS ABILITY. THIS STATE OF MIND DID NOT HELP HIM ALL THE TIME, BUT HELPED HIM SOME. WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT OF COURSE HE IS BEATABLE. OF COURSE OTHER PLAYERS TOOK HIM TO THE CLEANERS. OF COURSE HIS PUFFED UP ATTITUDE CAN ONLY TAKE HIM SO FAR. WE ALSO KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THAT HIS ENDURANCE IS LACKING BEHIND MANY TOP PLAYERS. WE ALSO KNOW THAT HE HAS LIMITED BREATHING ABILITY AND OFTEN HE RUNS OUT OF BREATH RIGHT THERE ON COURT, WHERE HE HAS TO LEAN FORWARD AND TAKE BREAKS FOR BREATHING, AND THIS OFTEN HAPPENS BY THE END OF THE 1ST SET. WE ALSO KNOW HE HAS LIMITED TENNIS INSTINCTS….HE IS NOT SPONTANEUOUSLY CREATIVE WHEN CONFRONTED BY OTHER STRONG AND CREATIVE PLAYERS. SO IN FACT, HE WALKS ONTO THE COURT LIKE A BLOWN UP BALLOON FILLED WITH AIR AND WITH THESE WORDS IN MIND….NO ONE CAN BEAT ME….WHEN IN REALITY, WE SEE OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT OF COURSE FOR SURE THERE ARE MANY UP COMING PLAYERS WHO ARE STRONGER, BETTER, MORE FIT AND MORE TALENTED THEN HIM AND OF COURSE THEY BEAT HIM. SO SWEETHEART I THINK IT IS EASY TO SEE THAT N IS NOT AS STRONG AS HE TRY TO MAKE EVERYONE BELIEVE. IT IS SUCH A FALSE ATTITUDE AND THAT IS WHY CROWDS ARE NOT GOING FOR HIM BECAUSE HE HAS THIS AIRED BLOWN ATTITUDE NOT BASED ON REALITY AND NOT GIVING OTHER PLAYERS THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE. THAT IS WHY HIS POPULARITY OVER THE YEARS WAS ALWAYS LACKING TO SOME EXTENT. SO IF IT HELPS N ITO BE FILLED WITH EMPTY AIR WIN MATCHES, T CAN CERTAINLY HELP ANY STRONGER AND BETTER PLAYERS THAN HIM. I THINK IT HELPED HIM AND I AM HAPPY FOR HIM BUT HIS AIRED ATTITUDE AND MECHANICAL PLAY IS NO FUN TO WATCH. VAMOS SWEETHEART AND GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
    WE ALL LOVE YOU SWEETHEART BECAUSE YOU ARE THE REAL DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE OE WITH THE GENUINE SKILLED GOODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE ONE WHO HAS WHAT IT TAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU KEEP UP EVOLVING….DEVELOPING…..PROGRESSING AND ENRICHING YOUR BRIGHT BRILLIANT TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOUR PRACTICES ARE UNLIMITED IN THEIR STRENGTH AND SCOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE ONE WITH IMPECCABLE SPORTSMANSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WHAT IS OBVIOUS IS THAT OVER THE YEARS, YOU HAVE EARNED THE ULTIMATE STRONGEST POWER OF FIGHTING….POWER OF PASSION…..POWER OF DRIVE AND POWER OF UP KEEPING BEING RELEVANT AND SUCCESSFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE A BRILLIANT LIGHT IN THE TENNIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) THE ULTIMATE GOAT OF ALL GOATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) NOT A PLAYER WAITING FOR THE ATP TO ASSIST YOU WITH FAVORABLE BENEFITS……..OR FAVORED OVER OTHER PLAYERS, BUT YOU RAFA NADAL IS A TRUE LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) A PRECIOUS GENUINE CHAMPION WHO ALWAYS HAS TO FIGHT FOR YOUR TITLES WITH YOUR REAL SWEAT…..REAL INSTINCTS…….REAL GOD GIVEN NATURAL TALENT, REAL EXCEPTIONAL HARD WORK AND PASSIONATE EFFORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) TRADITIONALLY, SPORT IS ALL ABOUT TALENT AND THAT IS WHY YOU ARE NUMBER ONE BEST TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD, AND HAVE BEEN CROWNED NUMBER ONE FOR THREE DECADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF GLOBAL AVID TENNIS FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO RESPECT YOU, APPRECIATE YOU AND WAKE UP AT 2 AM…..3 AM…..4 AM TO WATCH YOUR MAGIC LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART AND GO RAFA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) KEEP GOING SWEETHEART DOING EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) YOU ARE THE ULTIMATE TENNIS GENIUS PROFESSOR WE ALL LOOK UP TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) VAMOS SWEETHEART AND ENJOY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) GO OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN…..THAT’S ALL……NO PRESSURE……NO NOTHING…….NO BIG DEAL…… BUT SIMPLY ENJOY PLAYING YOUR BEAUTIFUL TENNIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) WE LOVE YOU DEAR RAFA NADAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ) XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXOX

  14. Good luck Rafa vamosssssssssssss.👍🇺🇸🎾❤️😘👍🇺🇸🎾❤️😘

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