Naval for that reason has little chance of getting ahead. After another weak performance, the Spaniard beat the Canadian Felix Auger-Alicassime in two sets with 3: 6, 4: 6 and is the last of the green group.
- Do not think I forgot how to play tennis
- Rued and Fritz with an open exchange of blows Norwegian in the semi-finals
Do not think I forgot how to play tennis
I do not think I forgot how to play tennis and are psychologically strong enough, Naval highlighted after the renewed defeat. The Mallorca must now get all the favorable feelings and confidence back in order to accomplish its leading level once again. He was prepared to pass away- if he will do that again, he did not know himself.
Already in his opening game against competition newcomer Taylor Fritz from the U.S.A., Naval had to give up in two sets. Naval is still a champion for AUGER-ALASSIME. He is still here at the age of 36 and battles young boys in their very first twenties.
Rued and Fritz with an open exchange of blows Norwegian in the semi-finals
So the tie-break had to come and here Rued appeared to have the longer breath. The 23-year-old quickly led 5-1, but Fritz resisted, warded off a match ball and set 6: 6. In the end, Rued stayed cool and won 8: 6, which indicates that the Norwegian is currently in the semi-finals of the ATP finals. Fritz will play versus the second semi-final ticket of the Green Group next Thursday (9 p.m.) versus Auger Aliasing.
With pleasure into the semi-finals: Casper Rued. Imago/Shutterstock
The 23-year-old quickly led 5-1, however Fritz battled back, fended off a match ball and set 6: 6. In the end, Rued stayed cool and won 8: 6, which means that the Norwegian is currently in the semi-finals of the ATP finals.
Currently, in his opening game versus competition beginner Taylor Fritz from the U.S.A., Naval had to give up in two sets. Rued won the first set in the match against Fritz 6: 3 and sealed it out of the Spaniard.
Fritz, who also has the very best opportunity of the semi-finals after his opening triumph, battled his way back in the second set of the close game and required the choice set through a 6: 4. Here, too, the two challengers combated an open exchange of blows with sometimes very decent rallies, and neither the Norwegian nor the American could plainly stop.
In the battle for his first title at the yearly closing competition, Naval was initially able to have little hopes for the semi-finals, but the Norwegian Casper Rued took him before the duel of the 2 on Thursday. Rued won the first set in the match against Fritz 6: 3 and sealed it out of the Spaniard.