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Medvedev beats Nadal to set up Thiem final in London

Medvedev beats Nadal to set up Thiem final in London ATP Finals 2020: Daniil Medvedev beats Rafael Nadal to set up final with Dominic Thiem

ATP Finals 2020Venue: O2 Arena, London Date: 15-22 NovemberCoverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and mobile app; follow BBC radio and live text commentary online on selected matches

Daniil Medvedev fought back to beat Rafael Nadal and set up a title decider with Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals.

Nadal served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but the Russian, 24, hit back brilliantly to win 3-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 in London.

He was the more aggressive player throughout and was composed in the decider as errors came from Nadal.

Earlier, third seed Thiem beat world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-7 (10-12) 7-6 (7-5) in almost three hours.

He trusted his big hitting and fought back from a 4-0 deficit in the deciding third-set tie-break to win.

Unlike Thiem, Medvedev, who had never beaten Nadal previously, is unbeaten throughout the week.

Neither man has won the season-ending event before but Thiem will start Sunday's final as the narrow favourite, having won his first Grand Slam at the US Open in September.

Were world number four Medvedev to win, it would be the biggest victory of his career.

More to follow.

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    Original source : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/55029492

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