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15 November 2019 16:44

Stefanos Tsitsipas is one set away from going unbeaten in round-robin action at the Nitto ATP Finals.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas is one set away from going unbeaten in round-robin action at the Nitto ATP Finals. The Greek grabbed the first set 7-6(4) against Rafael Nadal on Friday at The O2 in London. Neither player faced a break point in the opening set. Nadal and Tsitsipas remained even until 4/4 in the tie-break, when the Greek secured a mini-break after Nadal hit a backhand into the net. Tsitsipas closed out the set with an ace two points later.

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He finished the set with 13 winners and 13 unforced errors. Tsitsipas qualified for the semi-finals on Wednesday by winning his first two matches in Group Andre Agassi. He'll finish first in the group if he beats Nadal. The Greek is making his debut at The O2. Nadal has already clinched year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings after Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic on Thursday. It's the fifth time that Nadal has finished a season in the top spot. The Spaniard holds a 4-1 lead in his FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry with Tsitsipas. All three of their clashes this year took place in the semi-finals. Nadal prevailed at the Australian Open and Internazionali BNL d'Italia, while Tsitsipas scored an upset at the Mutua Madrid Open. Nadal must defeat Tsitsipas to have a chance at advancing out of round-robin action. Daniil Medvedev must then defeat Alexander Zverev in the night session in order for the Spaniard to secure his place in the semi-finals. The World No. 1 is trying to reach the last four at the season-ending championships for the first time since 2015 and sixth time overall. He is 5-2 in final round-robin matches at this event. More to follow...

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