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Patna : World No 5 Andrey Rublev, 24, Russia, beat World N 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, 23, Greece, in straight sets in a Group stage match in season-ending Nitto ATP Finals at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 2021. The tournament, being held on indoor hard courts, features World’s top eight singles player. World No 2 Daniil Medvedev, 25, Russia, is the defending champion.

Fifth seed Rublev defeated 4th seed Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in 91 minutes winning 2 break points and 3 games in a row during the match.  Tsitsipas, however, hammered 12 Aces during the match to 9 by the Russian. Rublev, in all, won 72 points in the match to 63 points by the Greek. Rublev committed 3 double faults to 2 by Tsitsipas.

Rublev will face top seed & World No 1 Novak Djokovic, 34, Serbia, in another Group stage match on November 17, 2021. Tsitsipas will face 8th seed Casper Ruud, 22, Norway, on November 18, 2021.