Nitto ATP 2019 Final champion Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on King of clay, Rafael Nadal in the group’s last Round Robin match at the O2 Arena.
It will be a battle of nerves, as defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on the World no 2 Rafael Nadal in a ‘Go big, or go home’ match today. A win for either of them will guarantee a place in the semi-finals of the prestigious event.
Of a total of six matches played between them, the Spaniard enjoys a 5-1 lead against the current World no 6 Tsitsipas. Both of them have lost their respective matches against Dominic Thiem and won against the Russian Andrey Rublev in their group stage encounters. This will be a ‘Do or die’ match for both of them.
“I know it will require a lot of physical effort, and I’m going to have to go through a lot of pain and suffering, so it is going to be a difficult match”, said, Stefanos Tsitsipas during the pre-match conference.
IN or Out Clash at The O2
With King of clay being the favourite to win this outing against the defending champion, due to their previous encounter results, it will be a hell of a lot of work for Stefanos Tistispas to overturn this result. The young lad lacks the experience too, which the latter possesses.
The Greek men, was a point away from losing his previous encounter against the Russian when he made a miraculous comeback to have a chance to play Nadal for a place in the elite four in the tournament.
Nadal, on the other hand, has never won this tournament title in his career. He would be giving his best shot to make it to the last two and probably add a new feather in his cap.