Casper Ruud has outlined who he thinks will be crowned champion at this month’s ATP Finals. Ruud himself will be there, and he’s ready to compete against some of the best players on the planet, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, all on the Turin court.
It’s been a big year in the world of tennis, with Medvedev banned from certain events, including Wimbledon, due to his home country’s invasion of Ukraine, while Djokovic missed several tournaments, notably the Australian Open, due to their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Unsurprisingly, this intermittent campaign has seen the Serb drop down the world rankings, despite finishing last year as the highest-ranked player on the planet. Even when Djokovic clinched the silver medal in the form of the Wimbledon title, ranking points were banished due to the All England Club’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players.
After recent victories in Astana and Tel Aviv, the 21-time Grand Slam champion now sits eighth in the world, but despite his fall from the top, Ruud believes the tennis great is still the man to beat in Turin. , describing him as the ‘favorite’ in every tournament he plays in. “I think tennis-wise, it’s [Djokovic] he played very well,” Ruud said. Ruud talk.
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