The Canadian tennis player Felix Auger Aliassime reached the ATP Finals in Turin after a fantastic winning streak, which only stopped in the semifinals in Paris-Bercy against the Danish Holger Rune, later winner of the tournament.
Félix made his debut in Turin against Ruud, succumbing to emotion and a Norwegian in top form. Yesterday, the 22-year-old American beat Rafael Nadal in an unprecedented feat: Felix is the only tennis player of the 21st century to have beaten the big three, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Auger-Aliassime beat Roger at the Halle tournament in 2021, he recently defeated Djokovic for the first time at the Laver Cup and yesterday he also defeated Rafa Nadal, thus achieving an incredible record. A beaming Auger-Aliassime commented on the match after the match: «It’s a very important win to stay alive in the tournament and have a chance to move on.
I did not think about the fact that Nadal could become number one. I really didn’t. For me it was just a chance to win this match and advance in the tournament. When you face a great player, you always have extra motivation and try to play your best tennis.
Today I was able to do it. It’s special to have beaten him, Novak Djokovic in the Laver Cup and Roger Federer before. It’s a special memory for a young player like me.» With yesterday’s loss, Rafael Nadal was officially eliminated from the ATP Finals and therefore misses the chance to finish the year 2022 at the top of the World Ranking.
As for Félix Auger Aliassime, it must be said that the Canadian will face the American tennis player Taylor Fritz in a practically elimination match in which the winner advances to the next phase and the loser definitively leaves the tournament.
Nole Djokovic shone in Turin
Novak Djokovic recently spoke out about the harsh and unfair criticism he is subjected to from the tennis media. «I know people sometimes think I’m fake, that I do certain things because I want to be loved.
It’s not like that, I’m just trying to be genuine. It is something that we are losing,» Djokovic said, adding: «It is not possible to please everyone, but at this point, political correctness forces us to give up expressing our ideas with respect, without hate, but with freedom.
Freedom of expression for me today is just an illusion. I had an extraordinary example of this this year, with what happened to me around the issue of vaccines. I expressed myself for the freedom of being able to dispose of one’s own body, and they immediately accused me of being a no-vax, which I am not.
If you don’t belong to a certain way of thinking, you quickly become the bad guy. That is not right,” she expressed.