Ugo Humbert d Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
In a tightly contested match, it was the Frenchman looking phenomenal. Definitely more consistent, and clinical when it mattered. Humbert is 2-0 in ATP Finals, but 0-2 H2H vs Rublev. This will be a huge test for the Frenchman, coming up against the world no 7 who has 8 titles, with 5 coming in 2020 (The most of all players in that year.
Andrey Rublev (4) d Nikoloz Basilashvilli 6-1 3-6 6-3
Rublev started off strong, with a double break, up 5-0. The dominance was slowly shifting as the world no 30 got more aggressive, and started pushing Rublev around. It was the world no 7 having the energy to last the 3rd set. Basilashvilli was no doubt tired from his previous 3 setter against Lloyd Harris.