ATP, Race what a great fight for the last places: the scenarios

Andrey Rublev almost qualified for the ATP Finals, then after him a great fight

by Lorenzo Ciotti
ATP, Race what a great fight for the last places: the scenarios
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The Nitto ATP Finals currently only know half of the protagonists in the singles tournament. The Serbian champion Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, the Russian Daniil Medvedev and the Italian talent Jannik Sinner have managed in recent weeks to exceed the points limit necessary to be sure of taking part in the end-of-year event, scheduled from Sunday 12th November.

For all the others, those who naturally remained in the running, the great fight will continue in the events in Basel or Vienna, the last two ATP 500s, and in Paris-Bercy, the last ATP Master 1000 of the season, which will in all likelihood prove decisive for discover the remaining best players of the year.

ATP Race what a great fight for the last places

Thanks to the final won in Shanghai, the other Russian Andrey Rublev is practically one step away from qualifying and would thus be the fifth to do so:. There remain 100 points to be obtained for the native of Moscow, who wants to reach the goal already in Austria.

Further back but perhaps with a reassuring margin over his direct opponents is the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, recently in the semi-finals at the ATP 250 in Antwerp, where he however missed the opportunity to win the title and probably put the qualification issue to rest altogether.

However, with 3705, the 25-year-old from Athens can manage the advantage and guarantee himself a place for Turin again, despite a season that is not exciting from the point of view of results compared to expectations at the beginning of the year.

Seventh position is currently occupied by Alexander Zverev, who can play for important chances to be in Italy in a few weeks. 3415 points have been collected so far by the German, who must defend himself from possible attacks from his rivals, in the last events scheduled on the ATP circuit.

Same objective for Holger Rune, who has less than 100 points of margin on ninth place occupied by Taylor Fritz and will have to regain confidence and condition already from Basel, to be in Turin. Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz are also still in the running but will need strong results to overtake the competition.

Andrey Rublev Atp Finals