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Nadal out of ATP finals as Zverev wins

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Update: 2019-11-16 12:20:58
Nadal out of ATP finals as Zverev wins

Rafael Nadal missed out on a place in the ATP Finals last four as defending champion Alexander Zverev claimed the remaining semi-final spot in London.

Nadal, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 7-5 in the afternoon session, needed Daniil Medvedev to beat Zverev to secure a place in the last four.

However, Zverev came through 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to eliminate Nadal and set up a meeting with Dominic Thiem.

Tsitsipas will face Roger Federer in the other semi-final on Saturday.

Swiss Federer, who is bidding for a seventh title at the tournament, plays Greek Tsitsipas from 14:00 GMT in a match which is live on BBC Two.

Germany's Zverev takes on Austrian Thiem from 20:00.

World number one Nadal had knocked Russian fourth seed Medvedev out of the tournament with his hard-fought victory over Tsitsipas.

Ultimately, it was a lifeless performance in his opener against defending champion Zverev on Monday that cost Nadal.


BDST: 1220 HRS, NOV 16, 2019


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