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Nadal defeat 'painful' for Medvedev

22nd March 2020, 17:25 by Gareth Freeman

Daniil Medvedev says his defeat to Rafael Nadal at the ATP Tour Finals was "painful" but is a loss he can learn from.

Medvedev lost in a five-set epic to Nadal in the US Open final last summer but looked on course to take some revenge in the group stage of the ATP Finals as he held a 5-1 lead in the deciding set.

However, Nadal saved a match point as he went on to claim a 6-7 6-3 7-6 victory, and Medvedev says he is desperate to return to the ATP Finals this year after failing to emerge from the group stage in 2019.

"I should have played better, especially in the most important moments of the match," he told Tennis Magazine.

"I still remember that painful defeat against Rafa where he managed to win with a very adverse result.

"I hope I never miss an opportunity like that again.

"Despite everything, the experience was very good, since playing such a tournament is a fantastic thing for any tennis player.

"It is a unique tournament. I will work hard to get back there."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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