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ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal all however knocked out after loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime

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Rafael Nadal is on the verge of elimination from the ATP World Tour Finals after his straight-sets loss to Felix Auger-Aliassime. Nadal must rely upon the results of the Thomas Fritz-Casper Ruud match to remain alive within the competitors.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 15, 2022 21:10 IST

Nadal’s probabilities of staying alive within the competitors has been drastically lowered (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth staright loss on Tuesday to all however verify his exit from the AT World Tour finals with a straight units defeat to Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Auger-Aliassime downed the top-seeded Nadal with a rating of 6-3, 6-4. This implies that the Spaniard might be eradicated from the event relying on the opposite outcome within the Green Group match between Taylor Fritz and Casper Ruud. This implies that Nadal won’t be able to safe the World No.1 rating.

Both males got here into Tuesday’s contest in search of their first win within the ATP Finals after dropping their opening matches on Sunday. It was a shaky begin for Auger-Aliassime from the get-go, however someway he managed to get by the sport and didn’t lose one other level on his serve till 3-3. The 22-year-old put ahead a powerful show on Tuesday as he continued to dominate on the primary serve factors.

Nadal out of the blue discovered himself in all types of bother as he misplaced 4 straight factors on his serve and Auger-Aliassime was in a position to shut the primary set in 53 minutes with a rating of 6-3.

The Spaniard’s struggles continued within the second set as he produced eight unforced errors within the first three video games to seek out himself trailing 1-2.

Nadal was compelled to fend off a break level earlier than incomes his first one of many sport to get again on degree phrases with the 22-year-old within the second set.

However, the previous World No.1 didn’t capitalize and Auger-Aliassime regained the lead and went forward by 4-2. The 22-year-old continued to outplay Nadal and served out a 6-3,6-4 to dent the Spaniard’s probabilities of staying within the competitors.

Nadal will now want Thomas Fritz to defeat Casper Ruud in straight units of their encounter afterward. Nadal will then have to defeat Ruud by straight units to make it to the ultimate 4 levels.

However, the previous World No.1 might be eradicated if Ruud wins or Fritz wins in three units.

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Nov 15, 2022