Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal said goodbye to the tournament after his premature exit from the preliminary round at the ATP finals in Turin.

    The 22-time Grand Slam winner from Spain prevailed 7: 5, 7: 5 against the Norwegian Casper Ruud.

    For Ruud, too, the game was sportingly meaningless. After victories over Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Taylor Fritz (USA), the 23-year-old was already a semi-finalist – as was Serbian superstar Nowak Djokovic in the other group of four.

    Auger-Aliassime and Fritz will play for the remaining semi-final place in the red group on Thursday evening (9 p.m. / Sky).