In a captivating turnaround at the ATP Finals, Spain Carlos Alcaraz orchestrated a convincing victory against a struggling Andrey Rublev, reigniting his hopes in the Red Group. After a setback against Alexander Zverev in the opening round-robin match, Alcaraz showcased resilience, securing a 7-5, 6-2 triumph over the visibly distressed Russian. The turning point came in the first set when Rublev faltered at 5-5, losing his serve and ultimately surrendering the set to Alcaraz. The match took a dramatic turn in the second set as Rublev’s frustration reached a boiling point. Frustrated by errors, he not only smashed his racket but also suffered a self-inflicted injury, visibly bleeding and requiring attention during the changeover. Alcaraz capitalized on the unraveling situation, securing a commanding win in just over an hour, leaving the Turin crowd in awe.
In the upcoming clash, all eyes are on Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who could secure a spot in the semi-finals with a victory over Daniil Medvedev. Both players, eager to build on their opening successes, aim to advance in the tournament, setting the stage for another intense battle in the ATP Finals.