The one between Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev at the ATP Finals 2020 was a one-way match from the very beginning. The two immediately start strong and very aggressive in the service with Nadal who controls his own shifts without problems and Rublev who seems to struggle a little more but does not give up an inch at first.
In a group that sees Nadal busy with two other tough opponents and who will have to express his best tennis to secure the pass to the semi-finals of the tournament. Thiem avenged last year's final by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.
The defending champion is the one who basically concedes the most, and in the end he was staked by his Austrian rival, despite the very balanced first two sets. Below the match-points of the challenges between Rafael Nadal and Andrey Rublev, and between Doinic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Revenge is sweet 😋
After last year’s final defeat, @ThiemDomi turns the tables on Tsitsipas - winning the opening Group London 2020 match 7-6 4-6 6-3!