We’ll be getting a dramatic match between world No. 9 Taylor Fritz and world No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Nitto ATP Finals on Thursday. Casper Ruud has already advanced to the semifinals out of the Green Group, while Rafael Nadal has been eliminated from the event—meaning the winner of this match will be going on to the semis. So we can expect to get the very best out of both of these players here.
Auger-Aliassime had won 16 of his previous 17 matches before arriving in Turin, making him the hottest player in the field before stepping on the court. The Canadian hasn't brought that same form to the year-end event; he was upset by Ruud in his first match, and even his victory over Nadal—who has looked like the worst player in the field this week—wasn't as convincing as it could have been. It wouldn’t be surprising if Auger-Aliassime were to turn it on at some point in the next few days, but his current form leaves an opening for Fritz to make this a very competitive match.