Rafael Nadal plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a must win match for both players on Thursday evening at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Nadal will have to bounce back quickly from Tuesday evening's crushing defeat to Roger Federer if he's to book his place in the semi-finals. The Spaniard was totally outclassed and there was little he could do as Federer outhit him from the back of the court.
Tsonga will have been watching with interest as he also possesses the power to boss Nadal around on an indoor court and he will have noted how passive the world number two was.
Nadal took a typically philosophical approach in his press conference on Tuesday night. "Is not the moment to say good bye," he said. "Is not the moment to go down; is the moment to keep fighting. I'm still in the tournament. I still have the chance to be in the semi-finals because if I win the next match I will be in semi-finals. So it's the moment to keep fighting with positive attitude and is the moment to accept when [Federer] plays like this he is better than me."
Nadal leads the head-to-head 6-2 but going by current form, you have to say Tsonga is the favourite to take this unless Nadal can pull something out of the bag. The Spaniard is very lucky to still be in with a chance of making the semi-finals as if Mardy Fish had been more clinical in their match on Sunday, he would already be out.
Prediction: Tsonga in straight sets.