Just a few hours and the ATP Finals in Turin, the last big event of the year, will officially start. Many dream of winning this tournament, probably the most important after the four Grand Slam tournaments. Missing number one, Carlos Alcaraz, who is injured, but it will be a tournament with many highlights.
Some of the best tennis players participating in this tournament will have the opportunity to surpass Carlos Alcaraz and end the year in the best possible way. Many wonder if Rafael Nadal, after winning two Grand Slam titles this season (Australian Open and Roland Garros) will finally win his first ATP Finals, the only major trophy missing from his extraordinary career.
To do this, he will have to face top tennis players and try, above all, to stop the rise of Novak Djokovic. The Serbian champion has dropped in the ranking, but above all not for tennis reasons: Nole's decision not to take the Covid-19 vaccine stopped his career and many tournaments, following the rules, did not accept the tennis player.
Djokovic has only participated in Roland Garros and Wimbledon among the Slams this year and won the latter. If he wins here in the Finals, Novak would break another incredible record and join Roger Federer, the tennis player who has won the most times in this last event of the year, with six Finals victories.
For this reason and to redeem a difficult season, Djokovic will absolutely go for the title. In the last few hours, the order of play for the first day of the ATP finals in Turin has been published. The tournament will start on Sunday November 13 and it will be the doubles that open everything.
Arévalo and Rojer will face the couple made up of Glasspool and Heliovaara at 11:30 a.m.
Rafa Nadal is ready
Passing through a press conference this Friday on the occasion of the media day two days before his entry into the running at the Turin Masters, Rafael Nadal returned to his defeat against Tommy Paul, in the second round of the Masters 1000 of Betting last week (6−3, 6–7(4), 1–6).
And the Spaniard revealed in particular that he had vomited at the end of the final round because of a stomach problem. “The truth is that I hadn't competed in a long time and had a little stomach problem, nothing more.
I started vomiting at the end of the third set, I had a stomach ache, nothing more. That's why I didn't say anything either. There was no room for that and I'm fine. A bad day and then back to training."