First win for Norway at year-end Masters in Tennis, And casper rudd (n.8 in the world) to be able to claim this record, beating the British Cameron Norrie (12 ATP) for 1-6 6-3 6-4 in 1 hour 54 minutes of the match. A comparison that was not expected on paper, as it should have been Greek Stephanos Tsitsipas To challenge Roode. As is well known, the Greek retired due to an elbow problem and therefore relied on Nori as Janic sinner in case of Matteo Berrettini’s injury, to pick it up during construction.
A balanced match that made the difference with a rising serve performance from the Scandinavian, who found more confidence and consistency from the middle of the second set. And so, in the green group in which Novak Djokovic (at the top) has already reached the semi-finals, The Norwegian will play in direct clash with Russian Andrey Rublev pass for the knockout stage.
primo set – In the first set, a top-spin from Norrie’s left arm damages Roode’s area. The Norwegians don’t find sharpness in the response and the British with their trajectory know how to open the ground very well by collecting a lot in terms of points. This is how the fourth and sixth games of the series lead to two breaks, one with a very misplaced Casper and tactical confusion. The curtain falls at 6-1 and the United Kingdom tennis player is good at canceling the ball with a partial counter-break.
second set – In the second excerpt, the world number 8 greatly enhances his own exposure to the service and also gives him more confidence in the exchange. The depth of the Scandinavian shots increases and it is more complicated for Norrie to win the fifteen. This change of score in the eighth game translates into a break in favor of Roode, who is very adept at making his partial at 6-4 without giving his opponent any chance at bat (six points awarded to serve throughout the set). ).
turzo set – The inertia of the match is entirely on the Norwegian side and it is exhausting for the British to intercept the opponent’s forehand. The fifth game is decisive for Roode’s break due to suffocating pressure. The final then ends at 6–4 in the tenth game, with the Scandinavian completing his comeback without any break points awarded to the opponent.
From a statistical standpoint, Roode scored 10 aces, collecting 78% of the fifteen from first served and 54% with second. A positive balance between winning strokes (32) and unforced errors (22), compared to Nori (30 winners and 20 frees), who held out for one and a half sets and then gave up.
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