The Fils continue to make steady strides in the Next Gen ATP Finals


The French Arthur Fils19 years old, the highest-ranked player (36th in the world) of the eight participants in the Next Gen ATP Finals, the Masters Series for players under 22, confirmed his favorite status by defeating Flavio Cobolli (100th) by 4-1, 4-2 and 4-2 on Wednesday in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

After a tough five-set victory over Italian Luca Nardi (115th) on Tuesday, Fils was more convincing against other Italians in the tournament.

With two wins in two games in the green group, The Frenchman took a big step towards the semi-finalsreserved for the first two finishers in each group.

In the other game of the green group, the Swiss Dominic Stricker (94th), eighth finalist of the US Open in September and was surprised the day before by Cobolli, He didn’t give Nardi any options, beating him 4-1, 4-1 and 4-2.

With these new “Next Gen Masters” tested rules – set at 4 game wins, elimination of the 40-A advantage, reduction of serve time – matches can be very fast: Stricker wins in 54 minutes, Fils in 59 minutes.

Source: La Verdad


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