WATCH: Arthur Fils brings out Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘SIU’ celebration following his win at the 2023 ATP NextGen Finals

Arthur Fils pulls off a Cristiano-like SIU celebration after his second group stage victory at the NextGen ATP Finals.


WATCH: Arthur Fils brings out Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘SIU’ celebration following his win at the 2023 ATP NextGen Finals

Arthur Fils ( Credits: Babolat)

French tennis player Arthur Fils has started off the Next Generation ATP Finals with an impressive head start, winning both his group-stage matches so far. After winning his second group stage match against Luca Nardi, the 19-year-old pulled off the very popular ‘SIU’ celebration first and was made famous by the iconic Portuguese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo

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Celebrating his emphatic and well-deserved victory, the French teen jumped in the air and crossed his hands just like how Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal.

Arthur Fils secured a hard-fought victory over his opponent, Luca Nardi, in his second group stage match at the Next Generation ATP Finals. Having lost the first set, the teen was quick enough to retaliate and assert dominance in the second set, winning it in the tiebreak.

The match was far from over, as even after securing the third set in his favor, Luca Nardi pulled off an incredible comeback to force the match into the final and deciding set. The World No. 36 finally fought hard to overcome his opponent in an incredible 5-set thriller.

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Thus, the win came as a huge relief and confidence boost for the Frenchman as he jumped up in the air in joy and celebrated his ecstatic victory, imitating global icon Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration, sharing and dedicating this victory with his teams up in the stands. 

The rules and regulations of the Next Generation ATP Finals

It is an annual exhibition tournament organized by the ATP. It only pertains to the best under-21 category of men’s tennis professionals in the season. The tournament was first held in 2017 in Milan, where the next four editions of the tournament were also hosted. However, no ATP rankings are distributed during the course of the tournament.

Next Generation ATP Finals
Next Generation ATP Finals ( Credits:ATP Tour)

The rules of this tournament are quite different from the other major ATP tournaments. It includes a best of five sets, with each set being won by a first-to-four-game victory. It also comprises a round-robin format of two groups, and the matches take place over the course of five days.

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