The giant Russian, 24, has now won 10 consecutive matches following his title earlier this month at the Paris Masters and his victory will taste sweet a year after a winless debut in London
ATP Finals 2020: Daniil Medvedev overcomes Rafael Nadal in thrilling semi-final, sets up title clash against Dominic Thiem
Nadal, who has never won the elite event in his illustrious career, faltered when serving for the match in the second set and was beaten 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
Novak Djokovic, five-time winner finishes second in Group Tokyo 2020 behind Medvedev and will play third-seed Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals on Saturday.
ATP Finals 2020: Nadal earns hard-fought win over Tsitsipas to reach semi-finals; Rublev downs Thiem in dead-rubber
Nadal, whose haul of 86 singles titles includes just one on indoor hard courts, is chasing the biggest prize missing from his resume at the eight-man elite event.
ATP Finals 2020: Medvedev downs Djokovic to reach semi-finals; Zverev keeps hopes alive after beating Schwartzman
Daniil Medvedev secured a spot in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament by dominating five-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday for his second straight win of the group stage.
ATP Finals 2020: Dominic Thiem secures victory over Rafael Nadal; Stefanos Tsitsipas outlasts Andrey Rublev
Nadal, who lost the 2010 and 2013 finals of the event, has to beat Tsitsipas in his last group match to reach the semi-finals of the prestigious season-ending tournament.
ATP Finals 2020: Rafael Nadal outclasses Andrey Rublev in straight sets; Dominic Thiem beats Stefanos Tsitsipas
US Open champion Thiem stumbled after winning the first-set tie-break but found his range again to win 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3 and seize the early initiative in Group London 2020.
ATP Finals 2020: Novak Djokovic vies for sixth crown, Rafael Nadal first as London hosts final year-ending tournament
London hosts its 12th and last ATP Finals tournament headlined by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal but with empty stands. The Serb is seeking a sixth title while the recently crowned French Open winner Nadal is going for his first.
The season-ending ATP Finals will be played at the O2 Arena in London for the last time this year. We look at the participants, the schedule and history of the tournament in London.
ATP Finals 2020: Rafael Nadal in same group as defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, US Open winner Dominic Thiem
World number one Novak Djokovic will face Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Diego Schwartzman in the group stages of the final edition of the tournament in London before it moves to Turin next year.
Russia's Andrey Rublev needed just eight minutes to reach the Vienna ATP quarter-finals on Thursday when Italian teenage opponent Jannik Sinner was forced to quit.
Top-seeded Djokovic lost four straight games and had to save a set point before beating Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (6), 6-3 in an all-Serbian match, and No. 2 Thiem nearly squandered a 5-1 lead in his 6-4, 7-5 win over Vitaliy Sachko of Ukraine.
The 33-year-old Serb has been the top-ranked player at the end of a season five times: in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
French Open 2020: 'Both gave everything' Diego Schwartzman tops Dominic Thiem in gruelling five setter
Two points from defeat against the US Open champion and two-time runner-up at Roland Garros Thiem, Schwartzman found his way and emerged with a 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory
Victory for the 12-time champion could set up another Paris clash with Dominic Thiem who he has defeated in the last two finals.
Fourteen years after Hawk-Eye made its debut at the majors at the 2006 US Open, French Open still relies on the keen eyesight of line judges and chair umpires to spot marks left by balls in the often well-trampled red clay
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep enter last 16 as Stan Wawrinks suffers shock loss
The 12-time Roland Garros champion dispatched Italian world number 74 Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 in just 95 minutes, notching his 96th victory at the tournament.
Thiem, 27, captured his maiden Slam in New York against Alexander Zverev, the first major final in six years not to feature at least one of the 'Big Three'. However, US broadcaster ESPN said that ratings for that championship match were down 48%.
French Open 2020: Record-chasing Rafael Nadal eases into second round; Serena Williams overcomes patchy start
Nadal needs one more Slam to match Roger Federer's record but has described the defence of his Roland Garros crown as the "most difficult ever" given the cold and damp conditions of a tournament delayed four months by the coronavirus pandemic.
French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major
Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, needs one more Major to equal Roger Federer's record of 20, but the Spaniard comes to Paris short of preparation and unhappy with the French Open's choice of new balls.