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Honestly I’m rooting for Kyrgios to win as well, partially since I like Federer more then Novak and want a youngster to taste a Grand Slam victory. On the other hand I do love a good curb stomping and domination, greatness and Novak scratches that bill too.
A youngster? Isn't he 28?

I watched the finale with my mom. She had never seen Kyrgios play before. She found it to be an... experience...
 
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That's not entirely true.
Alcaraz (who just won an epic battle against Sinner) is currently ahead of him: https://live-tennis.eu/en/atp-live-ranking

So Ruud needs to win the tournament or hope Alcaraz loses in the semis to become number 1.
Maybe a bit off topic, but the rise of our local guy Sinner (he's from a village a few kms away from my hometown) has really started another Tennis boom right here, not seen since the Boris Becker days. Lots of people are now sending their kids to play Tennis.
 
Sinner is an interesting case study - Instead of playing the Junior's and then graduating to the senior's, he actually skipped most of the juniors, and instead he played the future and challenger circuit from a young age.
 
Sinner is an interesting case study - Instead of playing the Junior's and then graduating to the senior's, he actually skipped most of the juniors, and instead he played the future and challenger circuit from a young age.
Many of the biggest talents do that. I think there's very little to gain from playing juniors over futures
 
So Ruud is not becoming number one unless he wins a Slam, which takes away most of the fun in him becoming number one.
There's still the fact that Holger Rune was bitching that Ruud wasn't a real top 10 player earlier this season, so that's why it would be funny.

I like both players, overall I think Alcaraz will have a vastly superior career so I wouldn't mind Ruud grabbing his chance now it's arisen.
 

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