Rafael Nadal succumbed in the semifinals of the Masters 1000 of Paris against the German Alexander Zverev by 6-4 and 7-5, that the title will be played against the Russian Daniil Medvedev, Milos Ronic’s executioner in the first shift by 6-4 and 7-6 (4).
The Spanish was inferior to the German under the roof of the fast court in Paris, where his game it never got to shine throughout the week. The defeat breaks a streak of 10 consecutive victories for Rafa, who arrived at the tournament with his thirteenth Roland Garros title just won.
Zverev, for his part, has twelve consecutive won matches, after he won two tournaments in Cologne. It is the German’s second victory against Nadal in seven games, the second in a row. The German will play his second straight final, the fourth this season, the seventh in his Masters 1000 career, looking for his fourth title in that category.
The finalist of the past US Open, The seventh racket in the world at 23 years old, he was far superior to Nadal, who for the fourth time was on the verge of playing his second final in Paris. Nadal, meanwhile, will not be able to add this season one of the three Masters 1000 that is missing from his resume, along with Miami and Shanghai, a triumph that would have allowed him to equalize with Serbian Novak Djokovic at 36.
For its part, Medvedev recalled his version of 2019, when he reached three Masters 1000 finals and scored those in Shanghai and Cincinnati. The Russian will play his first final of the year, after defeating the Canadian for the third time, who never beat him.