We are up to the final day of group matches at the Nitto ATP Finals. No one has quite locked up a semifinal spot yet, and all four players are eligible to reach the semis. Who will move on out of this group? Let’s look at the matches.
Nitto ATP Finals Day 6 Predictions
Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Zverev
Head-to-head: 4-1 Zverev
It’s hard to imagine Medvedev coming back from his heartbreaking loss to Nadal on Wednesday. The Russian has had an incredible season, but he should have won that match. It will weigh heavily in his mind. If he can find a way to win this match in straight sets, then all he’ll need to advance to the semifinals is a Nadal straight-sets loss. It’s definitely something to play for, but I really don’t think he’ll be over his loss to fast.
Zverev played amazing tennis in his opening match to defeat Nadal, but was just outworked by Tsitsipas in his last match. Still, I think his solid play will move him through, and into the semifinals.
Prediction: Zverev in 2
Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Head-to-head: 4-1 Nadal
Nadal is coming off a grueling and emotional win over Medvedev. The Spaniard has never had a problem coming back after emotional matches, but he has rarely had to play someone like Tsitsipas afterwards. The Greek has beaten Nadal once in his career, but never on a hard court. Tsitsipas was also playing amazing tennis in Canada last year before being cut down by Nadal.
Still, Tsitsipas is fresher this tournament, has been playing incredible tennis, and has put less time on court. Beating Nadal is always tough, but I think Tsitsipas has the game for it, and it will show in the final set.
Prediction: Tsitsipas in 3
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