Friday/ the last of the year’s pro tennis 🎾

The hard indoor courts in Turin are ‘fast’— very different from Alcaraz’s home turf of red clay.
Still, he showed by winning Wimbledon on grass this year that he can adapt rapidly to new court conditions.
A two-time Grand Slam champion and already fabulously rich at age 20, I just hope he keeps the fire in his belly and will be able to play for another 10 years without a career-ending injury.

There is spectacular men’s tennis on display in Turin, Italy, this week.
It is the last of the year: the world’s top eight players squaring off in the ATP Nitto Finals.
The semifinals are tomorrow.
Jannik Sinner (Italy, 22) plays Daniil Medvedev, from a country non grata*, 27)
Carlos Alcaraz (Spain, 20) plays Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia).
*The one that invaded Ukraine. When will that terrible war end?

Update Sat 11/18: Well, winning the ATP Finals was not to be, for Alcaraz this year. He lost 3-6, 2-6. It will be Sinner and Djokovic in the final.

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