Facing each other for the sixth time, Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev for the fifth time in the Acapulco semi-final. The Spaniard toppled the Russian 6-3, 6-3 in grueling two hours to advance into the 128th ATP final and the fifth in Mexico.Medvedev had a massive chance to beat Nadal in the Australian Open final in January, leading 6-2, 7-6, 3-2, 40-0 before Rafa performed one of his most impressive comebacks to score a 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 victory in five hours and 24 minutes.The Russian was eager to avenge that loss in Acapulco, but it was not to be for him, spraying his chances on the return and getting broken three times to propel the Spaniard into the final against Cameron Norrie. Rafa served well in the opening set and claimed it with a single bre …

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