Felix Auger-Aliassime (15°) fell in front of Daniil Medvedev (2 °), in the US Open semifinals, 6-4, 7-5 and 6-2. In this way, the young Canadian, in addition to staying at the gates of the final, will have to keep waiting to enter the Top 10 of the world rankings.
The one who benefited from this result, in addition to Medvedev who will play the title at Flushing Meadows, is Casper Ruud (11 °), who from this Monday will be among the 10 best in the world for the first time in his career.
The 22-year-old tennis player is having the best season of his career: in 2021 he won four of the five ATP titles he has (Geneva, Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel). He will be the first Norwegian-born player to enter the select group of 10.
Almost all of this achievement was obtained thanks to his participation in clay tournaments, where he won 2,570 of his 3,440 points. Undoubtedly, by 2022, one of its objectives will be to establish itself in the other surfaces.