Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals 2022: Daily updates & results
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Follow the latest updates and results as Britain's Jack Draper becomes the first Brit to compete at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
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Day four: Draper loses close semi-final battle
Jack Draper bowed out in the semi-finals of the Next Gen ATP Finals to world No.49 Brandon Nakashima 4-3(6), 1-4, 4-2, 4-3(5).
The British star was edged in two tight tie-breaks in the first and fourth set as the American maintained his 100% record in Milan.
This week has marked yet more encouraging signs for Draper - who has risen over 220 places in the rankings this year alone - with the 20-year-old recording impressive wins over Chun Hsin Tseng and top seed Lorenzo Musetti.
Jack Draper eased his way into the semi-finals of the Next Gen ATP Finals with a dominant 4-1, 4-0, 4-3(3) win over top seed and world No.22, Lorenzo Musetti.
The victory - alongside his win over Chun Hsin Tseng - means that Draper finishes second in the group, overtaking the Italian in their deciding match.
In the final four, Draper will play USA's Brandon Nakashima.
From1-1 in the opening set, the 20-year-old Brit won seven consecutive games to supercharge himself to a two set lead.
Draper had opportunities to break in the third but the Italian hung on tight to force the tie-break. But ultimately the Brit proved himself the stronger player on the day, wracking up 28/31 (90%) points won on first serve to cruise to an impressive win.
Jack Draper is still in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals at the Next Gen ATP Finals after the 20-year-old defeated Chun Hsin Tseng 1-4, 4-2, 4-3(2), 4-2.
Draper is currently in third in Group B but will play second place Lorenzo Mussetti in the final game of the group to decide who goes through.
Having gone a set down, Draper managed to clinch the all important break on the final game of the second set, edging out his opponent on a deciding deuce point.
The third set proved the most crucial, with both players refusing to give an inch as they tussled for the lead. Once Draper got the early mini break in the tie-break, he never looked back, wrapping up the set in emphatic style and closing out a tough match in an hour and 34 minutes.
Jack Draper's first match at the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals finished in defeat to Switzerland's Dominic Stricker 4-3(5), 4-3(5), 4-3(5).
Playing in best of five short sets, Draper was edged in three consecutive tie-breaks, despite rescuing a break deficit in the opening set and four match points at the end of the third.
Draper - who is the first Brit to ever compete at the Next Gen ATP Finals - sits in third in Group B after Italian top seed Lorenzo Musetti defeated Chun Hsin Tseng 4-2, 4-2, 4-2.