Hurkacz Boosts Turin Hopes, Mover Of Week
With just two weeks to go, the battle for the final three qualification spots at the Nitto ATP Finals continued to heat up at ATP 500 events in Vienna and Basel, where Jannik Sinner and Felix Auger-Aliassime triumphed.
ATPTour.com looks at the key movers as of Monday, 30 October in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin.
Ninth (3,075 points) – Hubert Hurkacz
The Pole climbed two spots to ninth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin after he reached the title match at the Swiss Indoors Basel. The 26-year-old earned three-set victories against Tallon Griekspoor and Ugo Humbert before losing against Auger-Aliassime in the title match. Hurkacz, who is aiming to make his second appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals, heads to Paris 215 points behind eighth-placed Holger Rune, who occupies the final qualification spot.
Sixth (3,885 points) – Stefanos Tsitsipas
The Greek consolidated his sixth-placed position after reaching the semi-finals at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Tsitsipas overcame Dominic Thiem before falling to Daniil Medvedev in the last four. The 25-year-old is 810 points clear of ninth-placed Hurkacz and can stamp his ticket for the Nitto ATP Finals at the Rolex Paris Masters this week. Tsitsipas has competed at the prestigious year-end for the past four years, winning the title in 2019.
Eighth (3,290 points) – Holger Rune
The 20-year-old gained a vital 180 points in Basel, where he reached the semi-finals at a tour-level event since June, when he advanced to the last four at The Queen’s Club. Rune is aiming to make his debut at the Nitto ATP Finals. This week he heads to Paris as the defending champion.