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Nadal advances to the last four of the ATP Finals after beating Tsitsipas

November 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Rafael Nadal progressed into the final four of the ATP Finals for the first time in five years after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas -- 6-4 4-6 6-2 -- on Thursday.

(CNN)Rafael Nadal progressed into the final four of the ATP Finals for the first time in five years after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas -- 6-4 4-6 6-2 -- on Thursday.

Nadal, who has never won the season-ending tournament, was just too strong for his 22-year-old opponent, who was bidding to defend last year's crown.

It looked as though the Spaniard was on his way to a comfortable straight sets victory, but Tsitsipas deserves credit for taking the match the distance.

"It's always difficult to play here against the best players in the world everyday, at the end of the season when you get here you're a little bit tired," Nadal said after the match.

But just when it looked like the 34-year-old was cruising to victory, his Greek opponent upped his game out of nowhere to break Nadal's serve and force a deciding set.

That game at 5-4 in the second set affected me a little bit," Nadal said.

"I was winning my serves quite comfortably until that moment, after that everything changed a little bit and I started to serve worse," Nadal said.

Nadal has never won the ATP Finals but is now just two wins away from claiming the prize.

However, there won't be a chance for fans to say farewell to the stage that's hosted the tournament since 2009, with matches being played behind closed doors due to the pandemic.

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