Nitto ATP Finals 2022: the eight tennis players qualified for Turin

By Alejandro Laffón (@alelaffón)

The final stretch of the ATP calendar began, which brings with it the Nitto ATP Finalsformerly known as the Tennis Masters Cup, where the eight best tennis players of the year compete in one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit. The contest already has the eight qualifiers who will travel to Turin. Noteworthy is the absence of alexander zverevchampion of the last edition, who did not qualify after missing the second part of the season due to the injury he suffered in the semifinal of Roland Garros.

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Rafael Nadal

The first classified was Rafael Nadalwho won two of the four Grand Slams of the year: Australian Open and Roland Garros. Although the injuries deprived the fans of seeing the best version of the manacorí, at 36 years old he became the tennis player with the most major wins in history, in addition to reaching the semifinal of Wimbledon and the other two titles he garnered in Melbourne and Acapulco. Rafa never managed to win a “Tournament of Masters”; Will it hit this time?

Carlos Alcaraz

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The tennis player with the most points in the “race” and current number 1 in the world, Carlos Alcaraz, will say present in Turin. The future of tennis could not be missing in the ATP Finals, which could be the icing on the cake in a year where he achieved everything. In 2022 he won 5 titlesamong which stands out the US Open and the Masters 1000 of Madrid and Miami.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

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Stefanos Tsitsipas, one of the protagonists of the circuit, hated by some and loved by others, but no one can deny the level he has shown in recent years. Although it was not his best year, he managed to defend his title in the Monte Carlo Masters 10000 and made friends with the grass, taking the Majorcan ATP 250. He will arrive in Turin with the main objective of repeating the performance of the year 2019, when he beat Dominic Thiem in the final of the tournament.

Casper Ruud

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One of the surprises of the year was without a doubt Casper Ruud. The Norwegian qualified for the Finals after being finalist at Roland Garros and at the US Openwhere he fell in both finals against Spanish tennis players: Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, respectively. Still, it was a good 2022 for the 23-year-old who was crowned in Gstaad, Buenos Aires and Geneva.

Daniel Medvedev

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The antihero of the circuit, Daniel Medvedevreached the classification for the ATP Finals, a tournament that already took place in the 2020 edition, played in London. Compared to his development in 2021, last year’s finalist had many ups and downs and failed to defend his title at the US Open, as well as losing the top of the ATP rankings. Australian Open finalist and banned from Wimbledononly took two titles: Vienna and Los Cabos.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

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Felix Auger-Aliassimethe pupil of “Tio Toni”, closed the year in the best way: he has a streak of 15 games undefeated Y keep going steadily on Paris Masters 1000. A glorious year for the Canadian, where won his first ATP title in Rotterdamto later add more to his palmares, punctually in Florence, Antwerp and Basel.

Andrew Rublev

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While your number of trophies are not equivalent to your performance, Andrew Rublev He is one of the most regular tennis players on the circuit and his classification to Turin is more than justified. The Russian went unnoticed in the three Grand Slams he played, but he took four tournaments home: Marseille, Dubai, Belgrade and Gijón.

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic, five times champion of the event, will return in this edition. The Serbian was criticized after qualifying for a particular law which says that, in short, a Grand Slam winner qualifies directly to the ATP Finals in case of entering the top 20 of the race. On this occasion, Nole took Wimbledon again and was tenth in the table, although in case of reaching the semifinals in Paris-BercyI would not even have needed this rule.

In an atypical year where he did not compete in several tournaments to maintain his decision not to get vaccinated, “El Psicopata” continued to do his thing and once again proved that he is one of the best in the entire history of white sports.

Nitto ATP Finals 2022: the eight tennis players qualified for Turin