Rafael Nadal’s wait for an indoor hard court title continued on Saturday night when he was stunned by a thrilling fight by Daniil Medvedev

Nadal, the world number 2 from Spain won its last title on the surface in 2005 and has only won two of its 86 indoor ATP titles

The ATP final is still the biggest title that the 20-time Grand Slam champion has escaped during his illustrious career However, this was a particularly painful defeat

When he played for the match 5-4 in the second set, he fell in love and it turned out to be the spark that sparked Medvedev’s relentless comeback

Nadal followed Novak Djokovic out of the tournament after the world No. 1 lost to Medvedev’s last opponent Dominic Thiem

It is the first time since Indian Wells in 2017 that the couple has lost on the same day, and both lost to Medvedev and Thiem during that tournament

No player has entered this tournament more (10) times than Nadal without winning the title, but he refused to blame him for not playing the game under pressure

“I don’t know I think I’ve accomplished enough not to find an excuse for the pressure,” said Nadal, who denied having any physical problems at the end of the game

“I know that in an even more difficult situation than this, and even more important games than tonight, I’ve won enough games and tournaments, so I don’t feel like that


“I feel like I played a bad game. Of course you’re nervous about winning the match. But not me. Everyone is normal to have the tension I think he played some good points and I’m making a few mistakes.” / p>

“And that was it, and then he played a good tiebreaker. Yes, and I played, I should win my serve on the third that I lost. I had a light volley to end the game

“Small details make a big difference. Simply well done for him and not good enough for me”

Looking ahead to 2021, Nadal added: “My goal is always the same: to go to every tournament and give me the chance to compete well and try to win it.

“That’s the goal of every year. My motivation has always been the same. Next year is going to be an important year I hope to be ready to fight for the things I want to fight I will work hard for in the off-season the beginning to be ready ‘

Medvedev, who is the first player since Djokovic to win the title in his second appearance at the ATP final after losing every game in his debut, will try to avenge a semi-final defeat against Thiem at the US Open, consciously how hard that will be

“At 5-4 in the second sentence, I decided to change some malls and do a little more. I had to change and it worked really well,” said the Russian during his court interview

“Dominic is playing great right now. I practiced with him and we had good rallies, a really good level of tennis’

Nadal, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem

World news – GB – Rafael Nadal reacts to the fact that he did not finish the game after the defeat of Daniil Medvedev

Source: https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/21/rafael-nadal-reacts-to-failing-to-serve-out-match-vs-daniil-medvedev-13634395/