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Fritz beats the legendary Nadal on the first night of the ATP season finals – Tennis – Sportacentrs.com

• Casper Ruud, who is ranked fourth in the ATP, defeated Canada’s number one Felix Auger-Aliasim (ATP 6) 7:6 (4), 6:4 in the first match of the competition.

• The Norwegian was dominant despite Auger-Aliassim, 22, having more (14-5) uncatchable serves, and he was also strong on his first serves, winning 32 of 38 (84%) such games.

• This was the sixth meeting between the 23-year-old Ruud and Auger-Aliasim, with the Scandinavian winning four of them.

• Later, in the second match of the Green Group, Taylor Fritz, the currently strongest US tennis player, somewhat unexpectedly won 7:6 (3), 6:1 over the second player on the planet. rocket Rafael Nadal from Spain.

• The 36-year-old Nadal committed 12 more unforced errors (22-10) than his opponent tonight. The Spaniard did not get even one break point, whereas Fritz had nine such opportunities.

• In the five previous matches between Fritz and Nadal, the American has been superior twice.

It is significant that the Spanish tennis legend has not yet triumphed in the final tournament of the ATP season during his illustrious career.

Initially, Fritz was not in the starting line-up of the final tournament, however, after the 19-year-old leader of the world ranking, Carlos Alcaraz, withdrew due to an injury, the place became available for the American who remained “behind the stripe”.

• Greek Stefan Tsips (ATP 3rd), two Russian athletes Daniil Medvedev (ATP 5th) and Andrei Rublyov (ATP 7th), as well as Serbian Novak Djokovic (ATP 8th) will compete in the red group. After the round-robin tournament, the two best tennis players of the subgroups will enter the semi-finals.

• The final tournament of the ATP season in Turin will take place until next Sunday. The winner of the season finale has the opportunity to earn up to $4,740,300, provided all games are won.

• In the final last year, German tennis player Alexander Zverev defeated Medvedev 6:4, 6:4.

“Nitto” ATP season final tournament (Turin, Italy)

The date Gr. The game Result/Time
13.11. Green Kasper Ruud (Norway) – Felix Auger-Aljasim (Canada) 7:6 (4); 6:4
Taylor Fritz (USA) – Rafael Nadal (Spain) 7:6 (3); 6:1
14.11. In red Daniil Medvedev – Andrei Rublyov ap 15:00
Stefan Tsips (Greece) – Novak Djokovic (Serbia) ap 22:00
15.11. Green Rafael Nadal (Spain) – Felix Auger-Aliasim (Canada) ap 15:00
Kasper Ruud (Norway) – Taylor Fritz (USA) ap 22:00

Resources used:
https://www.atptour.com/en/tourname…
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