PHOTOS/VIDEO: 2019 Nitto ATP Finals Rafael Nadal vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas
2019 Nitto ATP Finals Rafael Nadal bt. Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5
If Daniil Medvedev beats Alexander Zverev, then Rafa will play against Roger Federer in SF.
“I don't know if I [will] see you tomorrow because it depends on the match this afternoon. I did all the things that I could today. I fought until the end, two days ago [and] today,” Nadal said to the crowd in his on-court interview. “If I am able to play in front of you tomorrow against Roger, it will be a huge honour. And if not, I really hope to see you next year. So many thanks. Thank you very much everyone.”
”[This] is one of the surfaces that he feels comfortable on. He plays so well. He plays so fast. I need to play a perfect match tomorrow if I want to have any chance to be in that final,” Nadal said. “I think I am playing better, but it is true that Roger played unbelievable yesterday. He will come to that match with plenty of confidence. So let's see. I hope to be ready to compete at the highest level possible if that's the case.
”Preparations [for this event] have been very short and it’s the worst tournament possible to arrive [at] without the best preparation possible," Nadal said. "In other tournaments, sometimes you can be a little bit more lucky with the draw. You can win two matches and then you have a tough one, but you will be more prepared for it.
”But here, on the first day, you play one of the best players in the world on a tough surface. If you don't arrive with plenty of confidence in your body and your movements, things become much more difficult. I think that's what happened. Then I think I have been improving on my tennis each day.”