Tsitsipas, champion in 2019, retires and is replaced by Norrie

An injury to his right elbow leaves Stefanos Tsitsipas out of the ATP Finals. The Greek will not play his second match in the tournament this Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. Cameron Norriewho was training these days in Turin as second reserve, will take the place of number four in the world.

This hasty inclusion in the Masters is a reward for the great season of the 26-year-old Briton, 12th in the ranking.who won his first title in Los Cabos and then the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells, both on hard courts.

Norrie has only faced Ruud once before, less than two months ago in the finals in San Diego. The Norwegian won 6-0, 6-2. Tsitsipas, for his part, has not raised his head since his defeat against Carlos Alcaraz in the third round of the US Open. His injury must have occurred between the match against Andrey Rublev on Monday and training on Tuesday on the courts attached to the Pala Alpitour.

The 23-year-old Athenian is the second tennis player to retire in the tournament, after the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who injured his abdomen while playing against Alexander Zverev on Sunday. He successfully replaced his compatriot Jannik Sinner, who beat Hurkacz 6-2 on Tuesday. It is the third time in the history of the Masters that two reserves play in the same yearbefore it was done by Tim Henman and Thomas Muster in 1997, and Greg Rusedski and Albert Costa in 1998, both times in Hanover.

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