Monfils Jumps In ATP Race To London With All Eyes On Paris
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Race To London, as of Monday, 28 October 2019
No. 10, Gael Monfils, +3, 2,350 points
The Frenchman rose three places from 13th to 10th in the 2019 ATP Race To London after reaching the Erste Bank Open semi-finals (l. to Schwartzman) last week. It was his fifth tour-level semi-final run of the year. The 33-year-old is bidding to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the second time (2016), but needs to lift this week’s Rolex Paris Masters crown.
No. 7, Alexander Zverev, 2,855 points
The reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion can confirm his spot in London this week if he reaches the Rolex Paris Masters final. The German is next in line to qualify for one of the two remaining singles berths at the season finale, to be held at The O2 in London from 10-17 November. Last week, at the Swiss Indoors Basel, Zverev lost to Taylor Fritz in the first round.
No. 8, Matteo Berrettini, 2,660 points
The Italian won three matches at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, where he reached the semi-finals (l. to Thiem) to further strengthen his position in eighth in the ATP Race To London. The 23-year-old leads ninth-placed Roberto Bautista Agut by just 130 points, and currently needs to advance to the Paris final to book his spot at the season finale.
No. 9, Roberto Bautista Agut, 2,530 points
The Spaniard reached the Swiss Indoors Basel quarter-finals (l. to Opelka) for the third straight year and sits in ninth position in the ATP Race To London, with one week left in the regular ATP Tour season.
No. 11, David Goffin, -1, 2,350 points
The Belgian, who has a shot at competing at The O2 in London for a third time, trails Berrettini by 310 points. Having served as an alternate in 2016, Goffin qualified outright the following year, when he went 2-2 en route to the title match at the Nitto ATP Finals (l. to Dimitrov).
No. 12, Fabio Fognini, -1, 2,280 points
The Italian, who has gone 6-5 since a US Open first-round exit, must lift his second ATP Masters 1000 crown this week in Paris to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. The 32-year-old won the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters title in April (d. Lajovic).