Rafael Nadal saves match point before beating Daniil Medvedev to boost ATP Finals hopes

Rafael Nadal fought back from 5-1 in the third set to beat Daniil Medvedev
2019 Nitto ATP Finals
Venue: O2 Arena, London Dates: 10-17 November
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Rafael Nadal saved a match point to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev and boost his hopes of a first ATP Finals title.

Nadal, bidding to keep his world number one ranking, could have been eliminated on Wednesday with defeat but beat the fourth seed 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-4).

The Spaniard trailed 5-1 in the decider and saved match point on his serve at 5-2 before a stunning comeback.

The 33-year-old’s hopes of progression to the semi-finals rest on his meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday.

Greek Tsitsipas plays Alexander Zverev, who beat Nadal on Monday, later on Wednesday.

More to follow.

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