Italian Tennis Federation President Angelo Binaghi has set the highest possible goals for the Nitto ATP Finals as he wants this to be the best edition ever of the season-ending event. After more than a decade of being staged in London, the Nitto ATP Finals event is set to take place in Turin.
“To date, we have surpassed 120,000 tickets sold, for a total of over 15 million, which is as much as what a good football team earns in two years. We have the ambition to say that this edition will be the best ever.
We have set up the largest indoor tennis event with all the difficulties and uncertainties that a pandemic can bring," Binaghi said, per We Love Tennis.
Hubert Hurkacz earns the final Nitto ATP Finals spot
On Friday, Hurkacz beat James Duckworth in the Paris Masters quarterfinal to clinch the final spot at the Nitto ATP Finals.
"I played at the Next Gen Finals so I thought to myself maybe one day I would get to the main one. I'm just super happy. "I'm getting so much support, especially from other athletes... I'm privileged to be in this position and I hope I am making Poland a little proud.
Interest [in tennis] is growing in Poland also with Iga [Swiatek], who is in the WTA Finals, so it's amazing to have both players at the high level. Hopefully we will have a lot more guys and girls join the top soon."
A day before, Casper Ruud became the seventh player to earn a spot in Turin. "It's been an unbelievable year that will have the perfect end to the season," said Ruud. "It's been a stressful couple of weeks and months, because it’s been such a tight [FedEx ATP] Race [To Turin]. It’s been fun at the same time [and] so exciting to watch as a tennis fan."