Not only Paula Badosa: Stefanos Tsitsipas gets an important step fot the Race

The Greek player overtook Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev in one go, even if he remains far from the podium of this important ranking.

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Not only Paula Badosa: Stefanos Tsitsipas gets an important step fot the Race

Before the start of the two 1000 events in Canada and the United States of America, which will anticipate the US Open (last Grand Slam of the year), the Race ranking has been updated, which guarantees qualification for the Nitto ATP Finals for the best eight tennis players .

The most important change of the week was undoubtedly the reconquest of fourth place by Stefanos Tsitsipas, who thanks to the victory in Los Cabos reached 3435 points. The Greek player overtook Jannik Sinner and Andrey Rublev in one go, even if he remains far from the podium of this important ranking.

The Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (sure of taking part) is still driving, ahead of the Serbian Novak Djokovic, who should have an official ticket for Turin at the end of the Rogers Cup even if he is already certain he will be there after winning the first two Slams of the season.

Daniil Medvedev retains third place, with the possibility of securing qualification with the triumph in Toronto.

The other players

Currently sixth with a score of 3185, the Italian can still control the situation in the standings: in fact, although Holger Rune (seventh) is not far away, the blue has a haul of about 800 points ahead of the American Taylor Fritz, who he came close but is currently the first of those excluded from the competition.

The American should make the race with Norwegian Roland Garros finalist Casper Ruud, eighth and just 100 lengths away. American hard-courts season should further define the picture: the occasion is propitious for the 21-year-old born in San Candido to lock down one of the eight seats in Canada or in Cincinnati next week.

In the background, after the US Open, the tour in China and other indoor hard-court tournaments will be available to mortgage qualification. In short, the chances of seeing Sinner in Turin remain quite concrete, but the Italian must naturally not underestimate his opponents who can recover further ground with a great result in the next events in America.

Tsitsipas will be one of the main stars of the upcoming US Open Series, which will climax with the last Major of the year at Flushing Meadows.

Paula Badosa Stefanos Tsitsipas Andrey Rublev
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