Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal believes that in the semi-final match of the ATP against Russian Daniil Medvedev, one of the best players in the world was punished for mistakes, writes on Sunday, November 22, the newspaper As.
The Spaniard noted that at the beginning of the match his opponent had an advantage, but then he was able to seize the initiative and win the first set.
According to Nadal, in the second set, he could have finished the match on his serve, but Medvedev “played well, but I did not, this is the reality.”
“If you make a mistake against one of the best players in the world, then the game becomes much more difficult. I congratulate him and wish him all the best, ”said the Spanish tennis player.
In turn, Medvedev himself said that he managed to defeat Nadal by increasing the speed of the game at the end of the second set.
“Throughout the meeting until 4: 5 in the second set, when he served for the match, I felt that I was playing well, but my game lacked some kind of connection. I understood that I needed to attack more, because today he was doing such attacks that slow down the game. And in the tie-break and in the third set, everything really got better, “- quotes the Russian AFP.
Earlier, on November 21, Medvedev beat the second racket of the world with a score of 3: 6, 7: 6 (7: 4), 6: 3. Thus, he first came out the winner in the confrontation with Nadal, in the previous three matches he lost.
For the title, Medvedev will compete with Austrian Dominik Tim, who beat Serbian Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.