Race to Turin: the situation, Djokovic, Fritz, Sinner



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Race to Turin: the situation, Djokovic, Fritz, Sinner

The last week has marked important signs for the Race to Turin, the race to approach the ATP Finals, the last major event of this interesting 2022. The Tokyo and Nur-Sultan tournaments smile at the United States and Serbia with Taylor Fritz and Novak Djokovic making important steps towards the year-end tournament.

With the victory in Kazakhstan, the former world number one and twenty-one time winner of Slam titles Novak Djokovic secures his place at the Finals in Turin. The Serbian champion earns five positions in the Race, bypassing Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini among other things and placing himself in tenth place in the world.

Thanks to the victory in New York, the Balkan tennis player can afford to remain in the Top 20 by regulation and now has more than 1000 points ahead of the twenty-first place currently held by Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.

Different situation for Taylor Fritz instead, who, thanks to the victory in Tokyo, enters the heated fight for the last available place for the Finals.

Finals in Turin, few chances for Berrettini and Sinner

Alcaraz, Nadal, Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas are already qualified for the ATP Finals in Turin and we can probably now add Novak Djokovic to this list.

The Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev approach the pass for Turin thanks to the Nur Sultan semifinals while it is a very heated fight for the last available place on the circuit. With the victory in Tokyo Fritz overtakes Auger Aliassime and takes only 25 points above the Canadian and 160 points ahead of the Polish Hubert Hurkacz.

Almost desperate situation for Italian tennis: Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini lose positions. The two are over 500 points from Taylor Fritz and are very far, between them and the American there are 6-7 players in the middle and the situation appears very complicated.

The two, struggling with Covid and physical problems during the season, have often slowed down and now their presence in Turin appears quite in the balance, or rather it is almost impossible. For the first time, also, the ATP Finals will be played after the retirement of Roger Federer.