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US Open: Auger-Aliassime puts Torino at risk, Draper writes in Milan

The fall of Felix Auger-Alessem is causing a stir in New York, and especially in our region. No. 6 in the US Open and sixth in the ATP Pepperstone Race Rankings to Turin, the Canadian is one of the most credited candidates for one of the eight places in the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin but a exit in the second round of last season’s slam could complicate matters. Much.

It has to be said that the match against 20-year-old Jack Draper, the great hope of English tennis, was the most exciting match of the day in the men’s draw. And the confidence with which Southbow drove Sutton to finish the match (6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in 2 hours 28 minutes) only confirms the dreams of the UK fans having the best time of Andy Murray’s second career (after the hip). substitution), Cameron Norrie’s entry into the top ten and the solid performance of Daniel Evans also saw a player flourish and promise future high-level joys.

Great physicist (1.93 meters against 85 kilograms of ideal weight) and excellent technique, Draper started out so strong that he immediately grabbed the serve from the Canadian. And he never lost it in the whole match. The only excitement was in the first game 5-4, when Auger-Aliassime had three break points to equalize the situation at 5-5. Draper didn’t give him a chance to cash in and decisively closed the group.

It would have been the only break points given by the Briton, who would have kept control of the match until the end, snatching the opponent’s serve once and always keeping his points until the end.

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It was the decisive fifth game in the net set, the longest in the match after the one that decided the first game, in which Draper managed his last respite.

Now, in addition to making a leap in the overall standings, and entering for the first time among the world’s top 50, Draper significantly consolidates his position in the top five in the ATP Pepperstone race to Milan: he is no longer just a candidate to be among the eight next-generation champions in the finals Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP in Milan: he seriously aspires to the final victory

The Auger-Aliassime match was the only one-day job in which the nominees from the top of the scoreboard at the 2022 US Open met expectations, without risking too much.

Daniel Medvedev No. 1 in the world and in the tournament, he ruled in three sets over the French Rinderknech (6-2 7-5 6-3).

Casper Road, No. 5 (So ​​he was the top seed, on the Russian side, after Tsitsipas left the scene) He left the first set in the tiebreak to Dutchman Van Reethoven, but then organized it in his own way (6-7 6 -4 6-4 6-4) and even Nick Kyrgios Seemingly becoming a regular, in this summer of continued success he also passed the Test of French powerhouse Benjamin Ponzi with the same score as Ruud (6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4).

The Colombian dream continues Jalanthe 94th in the world, who after his victory over Tsitsipas also outperformed Australia’s Jordan Thompson, who first reached the third round in New York, while finishing the third round in New York. Brandon Holtson of former World #1 Tracy Austin who Return to the fifth group for Argentina Cashin.

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