Nadal vs Tsitsipas LIVE RESULT: Nadal WINS three-set match to set up potential Federer semi-final – The Sun

RAFAEL NADAL came from a set down to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas and keep his ATP semi-final hopes alive.

He will now be looking for Daniil Medvedev to beat Alexander Zverev and set up a mouthwatering last four meeting against Roger Federer.

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    More from the top dog: “There have been some bad moments and you have always been there.

    “Like this year before Monte Carlo, without the support of all these people to my left things would have been different

    “They encourage me to keep going.

    “This trophy is an achievement for all the year round.

    “I have to say because it's something I feel from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all the fans around the world whenever I play.”

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    And here is your world No1….

    Nadal: “It's a real honour to receive this trophy.

    “I am super happy. After all the things I went through in my career with injuries, I never thought at 33-and-a-half I would have this trophy in my hands again.

    “It's something really emotional for me, a lot of work, in the shadows to be where we are today and without all my team and family next to me, this thing would be impossible. Thank you for the support.”

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    After doing the pleasantries….

    “This trophy is a bit heavy.”

    He puts it back on the plinth.

    What a legend.

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    And fittingly after such an epic win, Nadal is presented with his trophy for finishing the year as the world No1.

    Chris Kermode does the honours by handing over the big, shiny trophy.

    And Rafa is beaming as he lifts it high above his head.

    This is the fifth time he has ended the year as the best player on the planet, taking him one behind record-holder Pete Sampras.

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