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ATP Finals 2022: the right edition (or maybe not…)

Pala Alpitour in Turin

Nadal, Ruud, Auger-Aliassime and Fritz in the inexperienced group. Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Rublev and Djokovic in purple one. These are the “eight winners” of the ATP Finals 2022, beginning right this moment at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, the second edition of the Master-of-season in Italy. Last yr the finest edition was made, many in some ways, particularly for our tennis that managed to convey two blues on the court docket, the unlucky Matteo Berrettini and the successor Jannik Sinner, profitable in presenting Hurkacz and Medvedev. This yr there shall be a stage taking part in discipline, many obstacles and challenges for our gamers this season. And let’s be sincere: it is good to get used to profitable and doing nicely, all of us hope that 2023 shall be the “good” yr to raise the males’s Grand Slam after greater than 40 years from Panatta ’76 in Paris, but when we reside. The actions of two Italy in the Finals had been very totally different, not the rule. We hope it may be.

Back to the edition that’s about to shoot with Ruud vs. Auger-Aliassime in the night part, what race will or not it’s? The varied protagonists are very cautious. No one is unstable, and likewise as a result of a lot of those that had been towards them at the starting arrive on this season with such a conclusion, or with doubts about their nature. “Anyone can win, not like this yr,” says Medvedev. Are they right? Yes, as a result of nobody will get overwhelmed first, and for those who enter the high eight it means you’ve gotten carried out one thing essential this season. However, by analyzing how the opponents offered themselves initially in Turin, we will observe the logic of what we are going to see, ready for the affirmation (or rejection) of the discipline, and the feeling is the creativeness, in truth. , there shall be a lot lower than what the critics say.

Auger-Aliassime is quantity 3 on the inexperienced group, however he’s the most “established” and in the type of 4 opponents.. His wonderful victory this fall wrote a small web page of historical past, sweeping that aura of a loser in the finals from his “bio” and elevating him with a superb repute amongst the finest in the world. Controlling the recreation, persistent and main in return, Felix has change into a strong and full participant, with a recreation that’s not intelligent however linear and efficient. Few weaknesses, many sources and strengths. A la Nadala mantra that Toni’s uncle managed to instill in the class of 2000 in Canada. It’s most likely secure to say he’ll dominate this group, however he is higher than Ruud and Nadal.. Against the Norwegian he’s the favourite; towards Rafa it is going to be evaluated how his clear tennis will have an effect on the spherical and troublesome balls of a stronger opponent. He might pay the worth of debut, however he seems mature and able to win even in such a contest.

Ruud has gone downhill after months and months of nice success. Hammer. The traditional that arrived in November with lifeless batteries after many issues. He has proven a number of occasions that he’s competing with the large boys, however I’ve a tough time seeing him win on this competitors, and in the group. It is feasible that the victory shall be performed towards Fritz, one other rookie in the inexperienced group competitors. Fritz has nothing to lose, a superb job and his personal limits which have resulted in a number of falls in main occasions. We need him to get his claws out and marvel, however it’s understood that the solely video games that may win this group shall be performed by Ruud.

Nadal… is Nadal. The best, immortal, even by placing his palms ahead. It is true that he has by no means gained this race, for varied causes. It’s true that they clearly do not get there, however Fr.Before you sacrifice for the sake of demise, it’s higher to suppose twice. In the home, the others have a superb probability to beat him, his curls damage a bit. The physique is not good occasions, however the head will carry him to the final ball of his profession. It is feasible that he’ll arrive first or second in the group, and in the semifinals his destiny shall be revealed. If he will get Medvedev or Djokovic, then his competitors might finish there.

In the purple group there are three who’re shaking with the “crockpot”. Rublev is clearly the weak hyperlink, he will not win the match. In a yr that’s ending with one in all the climate’s disappointments, not a lot for his outcomes however for the issue of adjusting and ending his recreation. By now everybody has understood how one can modify their compression, monochord and monodimensional to success. It appears troublesome to see him beating Medvedev, Tsitsipas and even Djokovic who’s quiet if very sturdy. Come on, Djokovic.

Novak got here again from the fall and gained instantly. Confirmation. He got here near finishing his return to the unbeaten tour, rejoined by the invincible Rune in Paris. The finest Holger, an actual hammer in the extraordinary psychophysical situations, but it surely would not occur day-after-day that “Nole” provides a comeback facet. The feeling that Djokovic, with out bodily issues, is the strongest in the event and the favourite of the event. It wouldn’t be shocking in any respect to see him in the finish towards Medvedev, in order that the drawback of the two on this group may be decided as to who can shut him at # 1 and who from # 2. Tsitsipas to permit.

Indoor Greek performs nicely, it may be the factor that breaks the odds. If he takes an enormous day in the service, he can defend the left facet and shut plenty of flying positions after an enormous assault and ahead, Stef can beat each Novak and Daniil, or one in all them, and thus keep in the competitors. for the semifinals. Daniil at residence could be very sturdy, however this yr he has suffered a number of occasions resulting from psychological and bodily weak point which has taken a toll on him. How can we neglect the Australian Open remaining, “Calmly” was requested so he misplaced due to the indomitable Nadal and with a lot, a lot complicity from the Russian, he misplaced in the chaos of his psyche issues and tends to destroy himself. If Daniil will get a track in the service, he can decrease the display in the group, and in the recreation.

The purple group is undoubtedly the hardest and best. A passage from n.1 or n.2 could also be definitive, resulting from the frequent intersections of this occasion. The elements on the desk are many, and complicated. Tsitsipas vs. Djokovic and Djokovic vs. Medvedev shall be an vital match. Unless “Djoker” drops his ace, play at his stage and everybody agrees. Best of luck to you all.

Marco Mazzoni

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