Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev are in a poor form, says Sobkin


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Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev are in a poor form, says Sobkin

The Russian coach Boris Sobkin spoke about Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev's upcoming ATP Finals match. Sobkin said: "I do not deny that this match will not happen at all. Nadal may withdraw due to an injury and one of the alternates will replace him.

The Spaniard had abdominal issues, he is in a pretty poor shape just like Daniil. The matches at the end of the season are like in the beginning, you cannot predict a winner. There is not that attention and focus for Medvedev which let him dominate the world of tennis for several months.

But it's not surprising. He feels pressure for being a top player. Now everyone speak about him. You need to get used to it." In an interview to Sky the pundit Patrick Kuhnen spoke of Alexander Zverev's match win over Rafael Nadal at the ATP Finals in London.

Kuhnen said: "That was a stylish defending champion. He really had a great game plan being very aggressive. He constantly put Nadal under pressure and he led the rallies. It was an amazingly strong perfomance in the first match.

Obviously he feels very well on the court. Now he is able to beat Medvedev and Tsitsipas too. If he keeps serving well, then Tsitsipas will have to stay on the baseline. I expect the Greek to use a bigger variety so it will be a different match compared to the one against Rafael Nadal.

He faces another kind of player." Kuhnen believes Nadal still has chances to reach the semifinals: "He is the world No. 1. He has the chance to beat both Medvedev and Tsitsipas."