Las ATP Finals They already have their two groups established. The tournament that closes the season and in which the best of the year compete, raffled its draw this Thursday. Rafael Nadal heads the green group in which he is not Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is in the red, where the competition will be very tough.
Nadal’s rivals will be Casper Ruud -student of his academy-, Happy Auger-Also -ward of his uncle Toni- and Taylor Fritz -substitute for Carlos Alcaraz, injured-. Rafa already trains in Turinpreparing thoroughly for a competition that has never won throughout his career.
In the red group sparks will fly. Djokovic will have to compete against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Russians Daniil Medvedev y Andrey Rublev. The ATP Finals kick off this Sunday, November 13.
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The ATP held the draw this morning to form the two groups of the tournament that closes the season and brings together the eight best rackets on the circuit in Turin (Italy, north) from November 13 to 20.
The Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, current number one in the world, will not be able to attend the tournament in the end due to an abdominal injury he suffered in the quarterfinals of the Paris Bercy Masters 1,000 and therefore it is up to Nadal and Tsitsipas to maintain his number one status.
[Carlos Alcaraz paga el desgaste de un año de ensueño: castigo para su cuerpo y el nº1 peligra]
The young tennis player from Murcia needs that the Balearic is not a finalist and that the Greek is not proclaimed champion by winning all his matches to continue being at the top of the ranking.
The eight tennis players have already been divided into two groups and only the first two of each of them will qualify to play the elimination phase, made up of a semifinal and a final.
Nadal has been framed in the green group along with the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the American Taylor Fritz and the Canadian Félix Augier-Aliassime. The red group is made up of Djokovic, Tsitsipas, Medvedev and the Russian Andrey Rublev.