Russia’s Daniil Medvedev defeated Spain’s Rafael Nadal 3–6, 7–6 (7–4) and 6–3.
Russian Daniil Medvedev, 24, defeated Spain Rafael Nadalin, 34, in the second semi-finals of the men’s ATP final tournament doubles and advanced to Sunday’s final to play for Austria Dominic Thiem against.
The match, which began late Saturday in London, turned to Medvedev with a score of 3–6, 7–6 (7–4) and 6–3.
The defeat stings Nadal, who in his otherwise glorious career has never once won that tournament.
The first and second place winners of the ATP list dropped out of the final, as earlier on Saturday their first-place match against Thiem lost to Serbia’s number one Novak Djokovic.
Thiem banged 7–5, 6–7 (10–12), 7–6 (7–5) in two minutes and 54 minutes. Thiem, the winner of the U.S. Open, lost the second round of the tough playoff game to Djokovic and was in the third round of the playoffs with a 0-4 loss.
At the end, Thiem reached two match balls with six consecutive points, with one of which he settled the fight to his advantage.
After qualifying for the top two in Sunday’s final, the tennis stars holding the next places on the ATP list will meet. Thiem holds third place and Medvedev fourth.