Debutant final ATP tournament Andrey Rublevlosing to the reigning champion in the second match of the group stage Stefanos Tsitsipas 1: 6, 6: 4, 6: 7, lost the chances of reaching the semifinals.
Defending champ stayin 'alive! @StefTsitsipas survives a rollercoaster with Rublev 6-1 4-6 7-6 (6) to set-up a showdown on Thursday with Nadal for the second semi-final spot in Group London 2020#NittoATPFinals pic.twitter. com / V0nSelaIbO
- Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 17, 2020
23-year-old Rublev - the owner of five titles of the season - made a double mistake in matchball with a 6: 5 tie-break. After his defeat, US Open champion Dominic Thiem advanced to the semifinals from the London group.
The second semi-finalist from the group will be determined in the meeting between Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal on Thursday.
Rublev very disappointingly ended the fight in the final tournament: he missed the matchball against Tsitsipas by a double mistake and lost the decisive tie-break