Rafael Nadal no longer has a chance to qualify for the semifinals of the Nitto ATP Finals. The Spaniard will close his participation in Turin this Thursday, November 17, against Casper Ruud with the aim of recovering sensations after two defeats where he has not been able to exhibit his best level due to lack of rhythm.

The match between the Spanish tennis player and the Norwegian will be played no earlier than 2:00 p.m. and will be seen on Movistar Deportes, in addition to being able to follow minute by minute through the La Vanguardia website.

Nadal has not had a choice in previous matches against Taylor Fritz and FĂ©lix Auger-Aliassime, defeated in two sets by both the American and the Canadian, a pupil of his uncle Toni Nadal. After losing against Aliassime, the man from Manacor was mathematically eliminated with the set won by Ruud against Fritz.

Nadal’s season began in the best way, champion against the odds of the Australian Open and undefeated until the final in Indian Wells, where he played suffering from injury, but after his triumph at Roland Garros the year has gone wrong, with constant physical problems that have prevented him from performing at his usual level.

Nadal, who has also been a father for the first time recently, will close the season against Ruud, his executioner in the Roland Garros final, and then he will begin to prepare for next year, where his first objective will be to try to keep his crown at the Open of Australia, which will take place between January 16 and 29.