In the Barcelona ATP 500, Stefano Tsitsipas takes the advantage in the third set by 5-4. On the scoreboard, Rafael Nadal and the Greek are even in sets: 6-4 the first for the Manacorí and 7-6 (6) the second for the native of Athens.
The Spanish entered the decisive match against the Greek on fire. In a flurry, Nadal took the first game and began to show why he has 11 trophies on the Catalan brick dust.
Continuing with his great game in the first set, Nadal left an anthology balloon against Tsitsipas that earned him all the applause in the grand final in Barcelona.
The Greek was not far behind. With a wonderful backhand, he knocked out Nadal to counter him. With this point, the Greek took one of the great duels of the match.
Rafael Nadal showed in this play why he is the king of Barcelona. The manacorí was a wall before Tsitsipas and ended up defending everything that was thrown at him.
In the second set, the Greek was able to come back with his great tennis and raised two match points. For plays like this the meeting went to the defining sleeve.
In the third, Tsitsipas imitated Nadal with his defense. The Greek defended like the Spanish and took a hoot on the brick dust of the Conde de Godó trophy.