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That was an astonishing effort from Medvedev, who looked down and out as Nadal served for the match at 6-3 *5-4. Medvedev responded with a top quality series of returns, breaking Nadal’s serve to love. We know that Medvedev is extremely intelligent and he is very, very good, but it is also nice to see him once more demonstrate his fighting spirit in an important match. Now it is time for Nadal to regroup.
An incredible slice of luck proved to be the difference at 4-3 as Medvedev guessed correctly on a big Nadal forehand and then shanked a lob over Nadal’s head in response. Medvedev followed it up with an unreturned serve at 5-3 to reach triple set point.
On the second set point, he closed it off by demolishing an incredible winning backhand down-the-line after a long point. We are off to a third set.