Atp Finals, with yesterday’s two sessions, the milestone of 101,372 visitors was well exceeded, without forgetting the crowd of fans who attend the Fan Village every day, where every evening from 9 pm entry is also allowed to those who are not has the ticket to attend the meetings. Federtennis writes it in a note. Rafa Nadal and Casper Ruud opened the Green Group singles program, the first already eliminated, the second already qualified for the semifinals. The 36-year-old left-handed Spaniard greeted Turin with a victory: double 7-5 in one hour and 42 minutes, thanks to two breaks, one in each set.
However, the Norwegian finished in first place in his group having beaten Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz in the direct matches, who were fighting for the other place in the semifinals in the closing match of the fifth day. The American won with a score of 76(4) 67(5) 62 in two hours and 44 minutes. The first two sets without a break on both sides, then Fritz took off in the third and decisive set hitting the break in the sixth and eighth game: from 2-2 he slipped a streak of four games to zero. The 25-year-old Californian has racked up 32 match winners, with 88% of first serve points. On Saturday he will face Novak Djokovic, already sure of first place in the Red Group which ends tomorrow. Ruud, on the other hand, will face the winner of the challenge, also from the Red Group, between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev scheduled for tomorrow evening in the semifinals.
The Red Group of the doubles tournament ended with the successes of Ram/Salisbury over Arevalo/Rojer in the super tie-break (36 76 10-5) and of Glasspool/Heliovaara over Granollers/Zeballos (60 64), respectively first and second in the group and therefore qualified for the semi-finals. Meanwhile, the Dutchman Wesley Koolhof and the British Neal Skupski, in the running for a place in the semifinals in the Green Group (to be played tomorrow), were awarded today as number 1 in the ATP year-end ranking.