ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets – Watch Highlights

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime kept his hopes alive in the ATP Finals 2022 as he clinched a 6-3, 6-4…

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets - Watch Highlights
ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets - Watch Highlights

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime kept his hopes alive in the ATP Finals 2022 as he clinched a 6-3, 6-4 victory against top seed Rafael Nadal in the group encounter on Tuesday, 15th November. This is Aliassime’s first victory against the Spaniard in three occasions. Watch ATP Finals LIVE streaming on VOOT & LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets -Watch Highlights

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Auger-Aliassime faced good challenge from Rafael Nadal in the first set but he withstood the pressure, recovering quickly. Especially in the seventh game of the set, he was 15-40 down but he bounced back and managed to hold his service game. He then managed to break Nadal immediately in the next game and went on to win the set 6-3.

In the second set, he continued his good show and managed to break Nadal early to lead 2-1. Nadal tried to make a comeback but like the first set, the Canadian fought hard to ensure he did not concede a break and went on to win the contest in 1 hour nd 37 minutes.

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets - Watch Highlights
ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets – Watch Highlights

“I think having one match here, I got used to the conditions on centre court,” Auger-Aliassime said. “It helped me a lot. I felt my game was better today. My serve was great and return and backhand was much better. I was hitting it with my more consistency and quality. When I am playing like this, I have proven I can compete and beat some of the best players in the world.”

The 22-year-old was delighted to have defeated his childhood Nadal for the first time in theee appearances. Auger-Aliassime had come close to the feat in the pair’s most recent tour-level meeting at Roland Garros in May, but the legendary Spaniard ultimately prevailed in a five-set epic.

“I wasn’t sure If I would be here one day or if I could only dream of it,” said Auger-Aliassime. “The age difference is huge, and it proves what a champion he is and what an example because he is still here at 36, battling against guys in their young 20s. He is a great champion and has a great attitude.”

“I am one win, one loss now. If I can get two wins, hopefully I can get through, so let’s see how it goes,” Auger-Aliassime said. “They will play it out tonight and I will be ready for Taylor in two days. It won’t be easy. He has been playing really good this year and these conditions are perfect for him.

Despite the loss, Nadal has not been eliminated from contention for year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings. However if Ruud wins a set against Taylor Fritz on Tuesday evening, Nadal will be eliminated from semi-final contention and therefore Carlos Alcaraz will clinch year-end World No. 1.

ATP Tour Finals Highlights: Felix Auger Aliassime clinches his first victory in ATP Finals 2022, defeats Rafael Nadal in straight sets -Watch Highlights

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