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2022 ATP Finals, Day 4: Krajicek/Dodig edged by Kyrgios/Kokkinakis

Arthur Kapetanakis | November 16, 2022


Austin Krajicek and Croatia's Ivan Dodig suffered a second hard-luck defeat at the ATP Finals on Wedneday, falling in a match tiebreak once again in Turin.

 

The fifth-seeded duo held a 5-1 lead in the decisive tiebreaker but fell victim to a finishing flurry from Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis, who escaped with a 3-6, 6-4, [10-6] victory.

 

Krajicek and Dodig lost serve just once in the match on the only break point they faced, which doubled as a set point for the Australians in set two. The pair combined for 11 aces in the match.

 

Despite the defeat, they could still advance out of the Green Group with a win against the world No. 1 pair of Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski on Friday—though they would also need Kokkinakis and Kyrgios to lose to group-leaders Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. That would create a three-way tie for second place, with percentage of sets won serving as the first tiebreaker, followed by percentage of games won.

Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

On Thursday evening in Turin, two Americans will look to seal their places in the semifinals.

 

In the final contest of Day 5, Taylor Fritz will square off against Felix Auger-Aliassime in a winner-takes-all matchup to decide who will join Casper Ruud in progressing from the Green Group. Just prior to that, Rajeev Ram and British partner Joe Salisbury will bid to complete a perfect 3-0 campaign in the Red Group as they meet Roland Garros champions Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer.

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