Ruud wins a set against Fritz, Nadal is eliminated and Alcaraz remains world No.

After two defeats in the Turin Masters, Rafael Nadal sees his season come to an end.

Rafael Nadal was eliminated Tuesday from the ATP Masters in Turin after two defeats in as many matches and because Casper Ruud won a set against Taylor Fritz, which ensures Carlos Alcaraz to finish the year N.1 world.

Since his defeat against Fritz for his entry into the running on Sunday, Nadal, 2nd in the world, had to win the Masters to dethrone Alcaraz.

But the 36-year-old Mallorcan lost again to Auger-Aliassime in straight sets and the round won by Ruud against Fritz, the first of the match, condemns Nadal to the difference of sets even if he beats the Norwegian, Thursday, for his last match, depending on the governing body of the men’s professional circuit.

Alcaraz had become at 19 the youngest player in the history of the ATP ranking (since 1973) to become world No.1 by winning the US Open in September.

He now becomes the youngest to finish the season at the top of the world hierarchy. In addition, he is the first player to complete a world No.1 season in place of a Big 4 player (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray) since Andy Roddick in 2003.



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