Zverev celebrates first victory over Nadal

Carrie Guzman
November 14, 2019

Zverev laid some of the doubts to rest on Monday, when, in his ATP Finals opener, he defeated Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-4, thumping 29 winners to Nadal's 13.

Alexander Zverev of Germany plays a backhand in his singles match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during Day Two of the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 Arena in London, England on November 11, 2019. It's not easy coming in knowing you lost five before, but I made a deal with myself to keep trying.

The Greek then broke in the opening game and the fifth game of the second set as Zverev struggled to produce the same level of tennis that helped him beat Nadal on Monday. Nadal said. "Is [this] a serious question or it's a joke?"

"It is a big surprise for me (that) you ask me this after I have been with the same girl for 15 years and having a very stable and normal life". Doesn't matter if you put a ring on your finger or not.

"Tonight you were playing short many times".

"We move to Spanish, because that's [expletive]", he concluded. "Thank you very much".

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Zverev and Tsitsipas play their round-robin match in Group Andre Agassi at the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom capital later on Wednesday.

Finally, Nadal ended the uncomfortable exchange by saying, "Okay".

Something was clearly off for Nadal, though, who lost 6-2, 6-4 to a player he had a ideal 5-0 record against before yesterday's match at the O2 Arena. We can find reasons or excuses, but at the end of the day, what all really matters is I need to play much better in two days after tomorrow. "That's the only thing". "It's a victory that I craved for a long time now", the 21-year-old Tsitsipas, the first Greek to qualify for the eight-man tournament, told reporters.

The match went to a tie-break and Medvedev was first to falter, hitting a regulation forehand wide to hand Nadal two match points and he grabbed the opportunity.

Djokovic, Federer, Dominic Thiem, and Matteo Berrettini complete the other side of the draw.

Nadal's win also strengthens his grip on the year-end No. 1 ranking, as it means Novak Djokovic has to win the tournament to have any chance of overtaking him.

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