Nadal vs Rublev (2-0) Live Stream Updates and Score in Nitto ATP Finals 
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5:38 PM2 years ago

Nadal wins!

Rafael Nadal wins the match 6-3 6-4!

A love hold to close out the match and a fitting way to end matters with how good Nadal was on serve today, not facing a break point in the contest. He joins Dominic Thiem at the top of the group.

Rublev played well in patches, but most of that was after he was already behind. He'll benefit from some experience in this setting and will face Stefanos Tsitsipas next.


That's all for now. Stay tuned for more coverage from the ATP Finals shortly and don't forget to join me tomorrow as world number one Novak Djokovic faces Diego Schwartzman.

​​​​​​​This is John Lupo saying, from everyone at VAVEL, so long for now.

5:33 PM2 years ago

Rublev hanging on

*Nadal 6-3 5-4 Rublev

Some menacing forehands from Nadal, but Rublev escapes. Rafa to serve for the match.

5:28 PM2 years ago

Rafa racing to the finish line

Nadal 6-3 5-3 *Rublev

More outstanding serving by the Spaniard, who is fast approaching the finish line.

5:25 PM2 years ago

Rublev hanging tough

*Nadal 6-3 4-3 Rublev

The Russian answers with a comfortable hold of his own.

5:23 PM2 years ago

Nadal closing in

Nadal 6-3 4-2 *Rublev

Another easy hold for the 20-time major champion. 

5:18 PM2 years ago

Russian staying in touch

*Nadal 6-3 3-2 Rublev

There's a nice forehand from Rublev as he closes out that game with authority. 

5:16 PM2 years ago

Nadal cruising

Nadal 6-3 3-1 *Rublev

Routine stuff for the world number two.

5:11 PM2 years ago

Rublev holds

*Nadal 6-3 2-1 Rublev 

Meanwhile the Russian holds to 15, but is still in trouble. 

5:11 PM2 years ago

Nadal escapes tricky game

Nadal 6-3 2-0 *Rublev

By far Rafa's most stressful game so far as he fell behind 0-30, pulled it back to deuce and got out of trouble with some strong play.

5:04 PM2 years ago

Nadal breaks!

*Nadal 6-3 1-0 Rublev 

It's all going sideways for the Russian as he's broken at the third time of asking with a forehand just long.

4:59 PM2 years ago

Nadal wins the first set!

Rafael Nadal wins the first set 6-3!

Rock-solid set from the world number two as he looked splendid on serve and appears to be in control of this opening match.

4:54 PM2 years ago

Rublev holds

*Nadal 5-3 Rublev

Good bounce-back service game for the Russian there, but it's likely too little, too late.

4:51 PM2 years ago

Nadal a game from the first set

Nadal 5-2 *Rublev

What a chance for Rublev! He fought to get the game to deuce only to miss a makeable backhand down the line and hit the next return into the net as Nadal has won three games in a row.

4:44 PM2 years ago

Nadal breaks!

*Nadal 4-2 Rublev

Longest game of the match at a dozen points goes to the Spaniard. He rifled a forehand down the line to set up break point and watched Rublev's own forehand clip the tape and sail long to put Nadal ahead.

4:35 PM2 years ago

Sharp from Rafa so far

Nadal 3-2 *Rublev

Three service games, three points lost on serve. Nadal's delivery looks very strong at the outset.

4:32 PM2 years ago

Rublev even again

*Nadal 2-2 Rublev

Nothing much there. A routine hold for the seventh seed.

4:29 PM2 years ago

Rafa cruises in service game

Nadal 2-1 *Rublev

A nice, tidy love hold for the 20-time major champion.

4:26 PM2 years ago

Rublev answers

*Nadal 1-1 Rublev

A bit of a struggle for the Russian as Nadal pushes him to 30-30, but he's gifted consecutive unforced errors to hold and undoubtedly get some nerves out of the way.

4:22 PM2 years ago

Easy hold for Nadal

Nadal 1-0 *Rublev

Easy hold to 15 for Rafa.

4:02 PM2 years ago

Thiem takes the opener

The first match of the group was certainly an entertaining one as Dominic Thiem exacted some revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas for his win in last year's final with a 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-3 victory.
1:29 PM2 years ago

How to watch Nadal vs Rublev Live

This match will begin at 3PM Eastern time, which is 8pm London time.
1:24 PM2 years ago

London's finale

This is the final year for the ATP Finals in the English capital, which has hosted the year-end showpiece since 2009. The tournament will move to Turin for the next five years starting in 2021.
1:19 PM2 years ago


The only previous meeting between Nadal and Rublev was in the U.S. Open quarterfinals three years ago with the Spaniard winning in straight sets, dropping just five games on his way to the title.
1:14 PM2 years ago

Group London 2020

The group names (the other being Tokyo 1970) are in honor of the 50th anniversary of the year-end showpiece. Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas are the other players in this group.
1:09 PM2 years ago

Rublev's 2020 season

It's been a banner year for the Russian, who has won five titles, including his three biggest at the 500 level in Hamburg, St. Petersburg and Vienna. Rublev will be making his tournament debut. 
1:04 PM2 years ago

Nadal's 2020 season

The highlight of the Spaniard's year was his 13th title at Roland Garros and his record-tying 20th Grand Slam championship.

He most recently reached the Paris Masters semifinals, losing to eventual runner-up Alexander Zverev.

12:59 PM2 years ago


Hello and welcome to today's second match of the ATP Finals between second seed Rafael Nadal and seventh seed Andrey Rublev.


My name is John Lupo and i'll be your host for this very interesting match.