Posted on November 7, 2020 at 8:35 p.m. by La Rédaction
Rafael Nadal misplaced within the semi-final of the Masters 1000 at Paris Bercy to Alexander Zverev, who’s strolling on water in the mean time. The Spaniard was a great participant on the sidelines of the assembly.
It will not be but this yr that Rafael Nadal will win the Masters 1000 of Paris ! The Mallorcan misplaced within the semi-final towards Alexander Zverev in two units this Saturday (6-4; 7-5), and as soon as once more misses the chance to elevate this trophy which escapes him. The German, in the meantime, continues his high-quality finish of the season after his two consecutive victories within the Cologne, and can problem the Russian within the last this Sunday Daniil Medvedev. The world quantity two may have one other alternative to construct on his document this season, at London, however his loss this Saturday will nonetheless go away him with regrets.
“I accept defeat”
In feedback relayed by The staff, Rafael Nadal praised the efficiency of his opponent, not with out some disappointment: ” He plays really well. He won two tournaments in a row and continued to play very well here. I did some good things. I returned better than the previous days, but it was impossible at first. I realized too late that I had to step back because he was serving bombs and hitting the right areas all the time. I decided to position myself eight meters behind the line and it worked better. He plays very well, he hits very well, especially in forehand where normally he misses a little more. And on the backhand side, he’s still very strong. I hit well on the forehand, I missed more on the backhand, I need to improve on that. Of course, I’m not happy about the loss, but it’s part of the game. I have faced a great player and I accept the loss. He played a little better than me. “.