Nadal vs Zverev LIVE RESULT: Spaniard LOSES 2-6, 4-6 to reigning champion in ATP finals opener – The Sun

RAFAEL NADAL was outplayed in London as he suffered a shock opening defeat to Alexander Zverev.

German Zverev is the reigning champion and showed he won't be relinquishing his title easily at the O2 Arena.

  • GAME, SET AND MATCH ZVEREV!

    NADAL 2-6 4-6 ZVEREV

    Ace out wide. Perfect start.

    But then Zverev nets a high backhand. 15-15.

    The German comes in again and leaves a Rafa forehand which goes just long. 30-15.

    And then a clean winner up the line brings up two match points…

    First serve in, return long!

    And that's it – it's all over.

    Zverev has beaten Nadal. In fact, he has outplayed Nadal. You don't say that too often.

  • NADAL 2-6 4-5 ZVEREV*

    Here we go then…

    Pressure on? You bet!

  • NADAL 2-6 4-5 ZVEREV*

    Nadal is 15-0 up but then is easily picked off at the net. And at 30-15 he goes long. This is not the Rafael Nadal we are used to seeing, at all…

    That's more like it. A big forehand means Zverev goes long and he finishes off the game.

    When they come off their chairs, Zverev will serve for the match.

    Remember, he has never beaten Nadal – he trails 5-0 on the head-to-head record…

  • NADAL* 2-6 3-5 ZVEREV

    Zverev flashes a forehand just wide on the first point.

    He gets of trouble with more big hitting and gets to 40-30 with a Nadal-esque one-two with a strong serve and punchy forehand into the opposite corner.

    OH MY DAYS!

    Zverev closes out the game with an absolutely bonkers forehand up the line. He was so far out wide and hit a 105MPH CLEAN WINNER.

  • NADAL 2-6 3-4 ZVEREV*

    Finally a hawk eye goes Rafa's way as his serve out wide at 15-15 is shown to catch the tramline.

    He gets to 40-15 but Zverev flashes a 99mph forehand return back past him before he can finish his grunt.

    At 40-30, another hawk eye challenge proves Nadal found the edge of the line again.

    He keeps within touching distance…

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