Rafa Nadal knew since Tuesday that, if he won his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas yesterday, he would qualify as second in the London 2020 Group and therefore would play in the semifinals against Medvedev, avoiding Djokovic until a hypothetical end. The Balearic did his part and will play in the crosses of the ATP Finals against the Russian, number four in the world, this Saturday.
Initially, the ATP Finals organization initially scheduled the match at 3:00 p.m., a match that will broadcast #Vamos, but he must confirm the time this Friday: today Medvedev plays against Schwartzman (first classified against eliminated) at 21:00, so the Russian would have, despite winning his group, only 16 hours of rest for the momentous duel. The ATP Finals could play the duel between Nadal and Medvedev at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Daniil Medvedev’s impressive win over Novak Djokovic on Wednesday night guaranteed the Russian the pass to the semifinals and, in addition, as the first of his group, named Tokyo 1970, where Nole is not yet assured of his presence in the next round. The bad news comes for Dominic Thiem, who secured his top spot in the group and, if Djokovic beats Zverev This Friday (15:00), he will face the Serbian in the semifinals.