Tuesday, 11/17/2020 14:28 PM (GMT + 7)
(Direct tennis Nadal – Thiem, around 9pm, 11/17, ATP Finals 2020 group stage) Thiem is determined to “revenge” but Nadal also has his own pieces.
Nadal easily won the match against ATP Finals
Rafael Nadal beat Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of London 2020 in the tournament for the best eight players of the year. This match, Nadal effectively served, won 82% ball point one and lost only five points second ball. Rublev’s delivery rate is only 62%. Most of Nadal’s game deals ended quickly. The Spaniard did not face a break point in the whole game.
Dominic Thiem has been a nasty rival to Nadal in recent years. The Austrian player played very impressively in London last year. However, Thiem is racing with injury, following the Erste Bank Open quarter-final defeat.
Earlier this week, in an interview when she received the Austrian Sports Player of the Year award, Thiem still just hoped that everything would be fine in London. Right foot injuries were so serious that Thiem had to drop the Paris Masters. If the body isn’t in its best shape, the US Open champion is as hard to play as last year, beating both Djokovic and Federer in the group stage.
(Tennis News) Nadal is changing his fighting style compared to usual and may surprise Thiem.