The semi-finals of the 2020 ATP Finals will be remembered as two incredible, thrilling, fun and dramatic matches. The main actors on the stage of London's O2 Arena were Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev, Dominic Thiem and Novak Djokjovic.
Ten participations, two finals, zero titles for Rafael Nadal. Fresh from victory in the play-off with Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Spanish champion is unable to break down Daniil Medvedev's resistance. Even if he somehow wins the first set and finds himself serving for the match at 6-3 5-4.
The Russian player fixes the success at 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-3, remains unbeaten in London and reaches Dominic Thiem in the final. The ATP Tour will leave the O2 Arena with a new maestro. Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal.
The Austrian talent does not exploit four match points in the tie break of the second set, but recovers a 0-4 disadvantage in the final rush and seals the success at 7-5 6-7 (10) 7-6 (5). The world number three, who among other things joined the club of three hundred career victories in the most romantic way available, has also recovered among other things the result of the previous edition.
Below the match-points of the two semifinals.