Rafael Nadal (ATP 2) will the graveltoernooi of Barcelona (2.609.135 euro), this year is no twelfth times to win. In the semi-finals went the Spaniard, in the last three years the best in Catalonia, with twice 6-4 down against the Austrian Dominic Thiem (ATP 5).
It is the fourth time that Thiem Nadal knows how to beat in twelve mutual confrontations. Last week handle Nadal also next to a twelfth victory in Monte Carlo, as he sat there in the semi-finals against the Italian Fabio Fognini, who is out of the race, picked up.
Thiem lost in 2017 Nadal in the final in Barcelona. Now he undertakes against Daniil Medvedev (ATP 14) a second attempt for the title to conquer. The Russian went earlier in the day in three sets over the Japanese Kei Nishikori (ATP 7): 6-4, 3-6 and 7-5.
Medvedev can Sunday his fifth ATP title win. Earlier this year, he was the best in Sofia. Thiem is aiming for his thirteenth of the tournament on the ATP circuit. This season, he wrote the prestigious Masters 1.000 tournament in Indian Wells already to his name.
Both players were all once opposed to each other. Last year drew Thiem on the hard court in St Petersburg with a 6-2, 3-6 and 7-6 (7/2) at the longest end.