Felix Remains In Turin Contention, Mover Of Week
With just seven weeks to go until the Nitto ATP Finals, the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin is heating up.
Following their standout seasons, Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal have already booked their spots at the end-of-year finale, leaving six remaining places. ATPTour.com looks at those in contention to join the Spaniards as we enter the last week of September.
No. 7 Felix Auger-Aliassime
The Canadian is currently seventh in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin and will be aiming to build on his strong recent form over the next month as he looks to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time. Auger-Aliassime defeated World No. 1 Alcaraz at the Davis Cup Finals earlier in September, before he downed Novak Djokovic to help guide Team World to Laver Cup glory at the O2 in London.
No. 3 Casper Ruud
The 23-year-old can strengthen his position in the Race To Turin with a deep run this week at the Eugene Korea Open Tennis Championships in Seoul, where he is the top seed. The Norwegian, who reached his second Grand Slam final at the US Open in September, advanced to the semi-finals on debut at the Nitto ATP Finals last year and is on the brink of qualifying again this season.
No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas will be aiming to make his fourth appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals in November, having won the title on debut in 2019. The Greek, who holds a 49-18 record on the season, can boost his qualification hopes with strong results at his next tour-level event in Nur-Sultan at the start of October.
No. 9 Hubert Hurkacz
The Pole enjoyed a run to the semi-finals in Metz last week as he continued his quest to qualify for the year-end event for the second consecutive year. Hurkacz defeated Dominic Thiem and Arthur Rinderknech before falling to eventual champion Lorenzo Sonego.
No. 10 Taylor Fritz
The 24-year-old arrives in Seoul high in confidence, after helping Team World win its first Laver Cup at The O2 in London. The American, who is aiming to make his debut in Turin, will face Mackenzie McDonald or Pedro Martinez in his opening match.