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: 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: 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.
Humbert, who is on a seven-match winning streak after winning the Antwerp title last month, missed four match points but battled to a 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/3) victory.
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.
Erste Bank Open: Novak Djokovic saves four set points to beat Borna Coric, virtually assured to end season World No. 1
Novak Djokovic will play either Hubert Hurkacz or Lorenzo Sonego in Friday's quarterfinal.
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: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets to set up title showdown against Rafael Nadal
World number one Djokovic, the 2016 champion at Roland Garros, reached his fifth final in Paris, defeating fifth seed Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 in a roller-coaster of a contest where he had held a match point in the third set.
French Open 2020, Semi Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up final against Rafael Nadal
Catch all the latest updates, live score and more on Firstpost.com's live blog of the men's singles semi-finals at the 2020 French Open.
French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic overcomes injury concerns to beat Pablo Carreno Busta in quarter-final
The Serb now sits two wins away from becoming the first man in half a century – and only the third in history – to win all four Slams twice.
French Open 2020: Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Andrey Rublev to reach semi-final; Sofia Kenin to meet Petra Kvitova in last four
Tsitsipas, who was the first Greek to have made the quarter-finals in Paris, crunched 35 winners and made just 17 unforced errors.
French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic breezes into quarters; Stefanos Tsitsipas overcomes eye problem to win
"I had a problem with my eye so that's why I had to call the doctor. It happened in my earlier matches too. It's still red and irritated," Tsitsipas explained.
French Open 2020: Novak Djokovic into last-16 with ease as Daniel Altmaier strikes new blow for underdogs
World number one Djokovic swept past 153rd-ranked Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2, his most challenging moment coming when he helped ground staff lay more clay on the surface of Court Philippe Chatrier after rain had made it treacherous
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
“I’m working mentally and emotionally as hard as I am working physically," Djokovic said on Monday at the Italian Open. "I’m trying to be the best version of myself on the court and off the court."
US Open 2020: Borna Coric stages epic comeback to stun Stefanos Tsitsipas; Novak Djokovic sails into last 16
Croatia's 27th seed Borna Coric staged a remarkable Houdini act to stun fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in a 4hr 36min late-night thriller.