VIDEO: Nadal beats Medvedev to reach Acapulco final – match highlights

Watch the best of the Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev semifinal at Mexican Open 2022.

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  1. Would someone please tell that English commentator in Acapulco that Rafa Nadal IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME, NOT one of the greatest as he keeps saying? It’s really giving me the shits.

  2. Rafa a set up in the final against Norrie. Stay sharp and bite that trophy champ!

    Break point in the first game of the second set…

    Boom! Rafa delivers.

  3. I was pretty upset listening to the commentators making comments before the match even started, especially that lady commentator who had her mind already made up that Rafa was going to lose the match. Well, HELLO! i thought Rafa came out swinging and on his game to tone down the comments of those commentators. How dare they. Congrats Rafa. You got this and I’m hollering for you all the way from Hawaii. Go get’um champ!

    • Yes! Rmakarivera62. Announcers for the last two matches were so hard to listen to that I turned off the sound and enjoyed the match so much more. Vamos tonight Rafa!

    • That was Pam Shriver… she has the most annoying voice and she’s very negative. Paul Annicone was commentating with her and he is the opposite of her. Guess they couldn’t find a anyone esle to go to Mexico! Anyway her opinion means nothing!

    • Yes, agree with you and I’m really pissed off with that male English commentator who continually refers to Rafa as “one of the greatest of all time”, when in fact at this time, Rafa IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!! Please someone educate that ignorant asshole!!!

    • Sorry to clutter up the conversation but I discovered my error in calculating Rafa’s point total if he wins tonight. I forgot to deduct the points Rafa earned at the 2021 AO for making the quarterfinals. Since the 2021 and 2022 tournaments were held in different weeks on the calendar Rafa got his 2022 points credited before the 2021 deduction became due.

    • Hi David,

      I am not good with math either. It was so happened tennis channel showed the top 10 live rankings shortly Daniil becomes the best player in tennis, and I took a photo of it. Notice I wrote β€œI think”, so thanks for confirming it.πŸ™β˜ΊοΈ

    • That was spectacular! Rafa played off the charts…he came out blazing and Danill was perplexed… he had no answers for Rafa’s attack! It appears that Rafa is going to have another epic comeback! Don’t know much about Norrie but Rafa will be wearing his 4th sombrero and taking a bite of that huge pear! β€πŸ™πŸΌRafa for tonight!

  4. SP and Margo- On SP’s hypothetical (because I don’t want to get ahead of the actual match) Rafa is exactly 1000 points behind Zverev. Unless Rafa is set to lose points I don’t know about, Rafa and Zverev would be tied if Rafa takes home the trophy.

    On the other hand Rafa will take over at least the No. 4 position from The Greek. Go Rafa!

  5. Rafa, how the heck do you do it? What a show.

    An extra BIG CONGRATULATIONS on taking down the ATP’s newly appointed world #1 as of tomorrow.

    And I hope all you reporters who bet against the RAFA lost a bundle of moolah. Rafa has shown everyone not to bet against him. RAFAMAZING still amazes. Scintillating, heart thumping, incredible, AMAZING. Happy to learn that you are doing well mentally; something you rarely mention. Just keep doing your magic. All the best in the final.

  6. Two questions..
    1. As the defending champion, will zverev lose 500 points after Acapulco?
    2. And if rafa wins it( am sure he will). , with his 500 points, does he become world number 3 ?

    • I can answer #1. Zverev will lose 500 points because he lost everything to do with this year’s Mexican Open, points and $.

      Somebody please help SP with #2 because I am horrible with math. Thanks

    • I think Rafa will move up to #4. See live rankings after Daniil become new #1 from Tennis Channel below:

      1, D. Medvedev 8,525
      2, N. Djokovic 8,465
      3, A. Zverev 7,550
      4, S. Tsitsipas 6,355
      5, R. Nadal 6,105

  7. Ana Maria the biggest fan πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺπŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’―πŸ‘πŸ₯°πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ says:

    Only I can see is AMAZING much Rafa play so good we are so proud of you vamosssssss champ you got this πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ₯°πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒŽ

  8. Rafa played a solid match and his defence was spectacular. I’m so happy that he won, but I’m also glad that Daniil had a positive experience with the crowd and enjoyed the atmosphere despite losing.

  9. Huge Congratulations Rafa you were simply amazing, such determination. Wishing you the best of luck in the final, Vamos x

  10. Wow, what a blockbuster performance by Rafa. Those 2 games back to back in the 2nd set where Rafa faced so many breakpoints by Medvedev were so thrilling. Only Rafa could fight back with such determination, heart and grit. Those drop shots were amazing by both. Rafa’s arsenal of weapons were on full display last night. Magical, Rafa! Thank you for another amazing performance! Good luck in the final!

  11. I’m so proud of you Rafa! Your determination and grit is so profound! You’ve always been my tennis hero β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ€—πŸ€—

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