Rafael Nadal lost in the semifinals of the London year-end Masters to Daniil Medvedev on November 21, 2020. -
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Another failure for Rafael Nadal.
The Spaniard, beaten in the semifinals of the London Masters by Daniil Medvedev on Saturday night, will not yet this year win one of the few great titles missing from his record.
He was very close to the final, however, leading 6-3 and 5-4 in the second set with serve to follow.
But the Russian managed to turn the situation around to finally win (3-6, 7-6, 6-3).
“At 5-4, he played a good game and I didn't.
I had a great opportunity, and I lost a great opportunity, regretted Nadal after the meeting.
Well played on his part, he played very well, I wish him good luck.
I think I have achieved enough in my career not to make excuses with the pressure.
💪Medvedev drops Nadal in three sets (3-6, 7-6, 6-3) and joins Thiem in the Masters final!
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“The whole game until 5-4 I felt like I was doing a few good things, but I didn't feel a continuity in my head and between my shots.
But I understood that I had to attack him more, explained Medvedev.
And we felt that in the tie break that followed and the third set, it was really better.
The Russian will find Dominic Thiem in the final, him falling for Novak Djokovic.
“It's great that Dominic and I managed to beat two of the greatest players in the history of our sport.
It's great for tennis, ”commented Medvedev.
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