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Atp Finals: Berrettini with Medvedev, Hurkacz and Zverev

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The two rounds of the ATP finals in Turin were drawn, called “green group” and “red group”. The only Italian in the race, Matteo Berrettini, ended up in the group with Medvedev, Zverev and Hurkacz. In the green group, on the other hand, there are Djokovic, Tsitsipas, Rublev and Ruud.

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The champions have landed in Turin, the two groups have been drawn: now, all that remains is to wait for Sunday for the spectacle of the great world tennis to begin. Under the Mole, for the whole of next week, the eight strongest players in the world will compete against each other who will try to conquer the ATP Finals. And there is also an Italian, with Matteo Berrettini eager to raise the flag after Italy’s achievements in 2021, from the European football championship to the emotions given by athletics and all the Italian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics.

All eyes will be on Novak Djokovic, the world number one in the ranking and also for this reason the main favorite on the eve. The Serbian has already driven his fans crazy, giving selfies and autographs in front of the Principi di Piemonte, the hotel where he stays like the other racket masters in the heart of Turin. In the draw, as per regulation, the number two was drawn from the opposite side to Daniil Medvedev: the Serbian ended up in the so-called “green group”, the Russian in what was renamed “red group”. Berrettini managed to avoid Djokovic himself, so he will have to contend, as well as with Medvedev, with Alexander Zverev and Hubert Hurkacz, respectively number three and nine in the world (number six, Rafa Nadal, was forced to give up the ATP finals).

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On the opposite side of the board, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud were drawn together with Djokovic. The Greek, therefore, will grit his teeth and participate in the tournament: the problems in his right elbow continue to torment him, but the medical staff is confident that the number five tennis player in the world will be able to complete the challenges that await him. In Turin, meanwhile, the very last preparations are being completed for the first exchanges in the official match on the ground of the Pala Alpitour, the structure next to the Grande Torino Olympic stadium which for a week will become the center of world tennis. Tomorrow the inauguration of the fan village in Piazza San Carlo, in the city center, is scheduled. “It is a good moment for Turin, tennis and Italy: the promise has been kept, many obstacles have been overcome and it is a great success that is born with sport and is combined with economic development” said Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti. present at the draw.

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Source From: Ansa

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