Dominic Thiem, after beating Novak Djokovic in a tough match, is already in the final waiting for Daniil Medvedev or Rafa Nadal, who will be measured as soon as the doubles match ends.
As for Rafa Nadal, the Spaniard is sweet after showing an excellent game as a result of his veteran and skill. Thursday's game against Tsitsipas, dethroning the defending champion, makes him one of the favorites.
Daniil Medvedev appears in this tournament with the hard surface being the best in which he moves. In fact, the Russian tennis player has reached 13 of his 14 ATP finals on this type of surface, winning eight of them. The most recent, the Masters 1000 in Paris against Alexander Zverev a few weeks ago.
This match was won by Rafa Nadal in a long-suffering way after losing the first set in the tie-break, winning the second and ending with victory in another tiebreaker in the third quarter.
The three previous meetings between the two players were played on hard surfaces, the last being, in fact, in the Round Robin of this competition last year.
At the level of detail in the particular duel, Rafa Nadal starts facing this semifinal by having won the only three games in which he faced Daniil Medvedev.
In fact, if he wins, Rafa Nadal will play only his third final in this tournament after losing the previous two to his two great rivals: Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Rafa Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will meet for that position in the final of a Nitto ATP Finals that neither one has won.
Good evening everyone and welcome to the second semifinal of this Masters Cup! London dresses up, once again, to find the finalist who will face Dominic Thiem tomorrow!