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Nadal said goodbye quickly to the ATP Finals and Alcaraz remained at the top of tennis

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Nadal, ranked 2nd in the ATP world ranking, had also lost in the group debut against the American Taylor Fritz (9) 7-6 (3) and 6-1 and suffered his fourth consecutive defeat on the tour. , a situation that happens to him for the first time since 2009.

Against Auger-Aliassime (6), the left-hander fell in 1 hour and 58 minutes of play and with the Norwegian’s victory Casper Ruud (4) in the second game against Fritz (9), he was left out in the Turin contest.

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Ruud beat Auger Aliassime in the first match of the Green Group at the Pala Alpitour, in the city of Turin.


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In addition, Nadal was looking to achieve his first ATP Finals title in this tournament to recover the number 1 in the world, which With the elimination of Rafa, he was left in the hands of his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz, barely 19 years old, who became the youngest tennis player to finish at the top of the ranking at the end of a season..

Later, in the second group match of the day, Norwegian Casper Ruud defeated American Taylor Fritz to go on to lead the zone and qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.

In a changing and even match, the Norwegian managed to prevail in the tie break of the third set, after 2 hours and 14 minutes of contention, with a score of 6-3, 4-6 and 7-6 (6).

On Wednesday the second matches of the Red Group will be played and the Russian Andrey Rublev (7) will be measured against the Serbian Novak Djokovic (8), the winners of the first date, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (3) against the Russian Daniil Medvedev, who dropped their first appearance at the Masters.

Source: Ambito

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