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Patna : Top seed Novak Djokovic, 34, Serbia, defeated 8th seed Casper Ruud, 22, Norway, in straight sets ina Group stage match in season – ending Nitto ATP Finals being played on indoor hard courts at Turin,  Italy, on November 15, 2021. World No 1 Djokovic beat World No 8 Ruud 7-6, 6-2 in 1 hr 31 minutes.

World No 1 Djokovic won 3 break points during the match to 1 by Ruud. He also won 3 games in a row during the match to 2 by the Norwegian. The Serbian hammered 10 Aces during the match to 9 by Ruud.Djokovic, in all, won 72 points in the match to 50 points by Ruud, who committed 4 double faults.

Defending champion & 2nd seed Daniil Medvedev, 25, Russia, who defeated World No 9 Hubert Hurkacz, 24, Poland, in his first Group stage match on November 14, 2021, will face 3rd seed Alexander Zverev, 24, Germany, another Group stage match on November 17, 2021.