On Tuesday Felix Auger-Aliassime leave Rafael Nadal’s title hopes at the ATP Finals in tatters as he beat the troubled Spaniard 6-3 6-4 in round-robin action at Turin’s Pala Alpitour Stadium.
Nadal has to win the year-end title for the primary time in his illustrious career to possess an opportunity of ending the season as world number 1, however he pale badly when associate encouraging begin.
The 35-year-old was hammered by American Taylor Fritz in his opener on Sunday and is bottom of the cluster with one match remaining against Norway’s Casper Ruud.
Nadal, the record 22-times slam champion, has currently lost four sequential ATP Tour matches for the primary time since 2009.
Auger-Aliassime, currently coached by Nadal’s uncle and long-time mentor Toni who sat in his box, can face Fritz in his final group match with an opportunity of creating the last four.
Nadal control the favorable position now and then within the initial set and double vulnerable to interrupt the serve of his Canadian opponent who was overwhelmed by Ruud on his tournament debut on Sunday.