Greece’s tennis champion and ATP Tour finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas fought a nerve-breaking game with Spain’s Rafael Nadal to come second in this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship after three sets, winning 6-7, 7-5, 7-6.

Nadal’s breathtaking win came after a gruelling three hours and twelve minutes.

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The Greek player fought hard after securing his place in the finals on Friday evening by defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic.

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Following the game, Tsitsipas said, “I gave it my all out there and I liked your support. I’ve really enjoyed it in Abu Dhabi, the people have been very nice. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to witness that. I think I’ve made 8,000 new friends today.”