Andrey Rublev was the last player to reach the semifinals at the ATP finals of tennis professionals in Turin.
The 25-year-old prevailed in the “final” for second place in the group against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, tournament winner of 2019, 3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2 and meets the Norwegian Casper Ruud on Saturday. For Rublev, it is the first jump among the top four in the third participation.
In the second preliminary duel, five-time champion Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and Taylor Fritz from the USA face each other. Fritz is making his debut at the $14.75 million tour finale.
Djokovic, who was already the group winner, won 6: 3, 6: 7 (5: 7), 7: 6 (7: 2) against Daniil Medvedev, who no longer had a chance of reaching the semifinals. Bitter for the former world number one Medvedev: He lost each of his three group games in the tie-break of the deciding set.