Daniil Medvedev Extends Reside Race Lead With Rome Title | ATP Tour
Daniil Medvedev leaves Rome with a wholesome lead within the Pepperstone ATP Reside Race To Turin after claiming his first clay-court title on the ATP Tour.
The 27-year-old, who handed Carlos Alcaraz within the Reside Race when he reached the Internazionali BNL d’Italia quarter-finals, now leads the 20-year-old Spaniard by 845 factors. Medvedev is 1,555 factors forward of third-placed Novak Djokovic.
Pepperstone ATP Reside Race To Turin (after Rome)
The Rome champion has made an early assertion within the battle for year-end ATP No. 1 offered by Pepperstone, which he’s attempting to say for the primary time. Medvedev ascended to World No. 1 final yr, however he has not but claimed year-end No. 1 honours.
Alcaraz grew to become the youngest year-end No. 1 final yr aged 19. Now 20, he’s as soon as once more within the warmth of the battle, as is Djokovic, who holds the file of year-end No. 1 finishes with seven.
Of the High 8 gamers within the Reside Race, six of them competed in final yr’s Nitto ATP Finals. Fourth-placed Stefanos Tsitsipas, sixth-placed Andrey Rublev and eighth-placed Taylor Fritz performed on the Pala Alpitour final November.
Medvedev Clinches First Clay-Courtroom Crown, Triumphs In Rome
Fifth-placed Jannik Sinner competed within the season finale as an alternate in 2021 and seventh-placed Holger Rune was an alternate final yr. Rune climbed two locations in the course of the season’s remaining clay-court Masters 1000 occasion by advancing to the ultimate. The 20-year-old is attempting to earn his place within the Nitto ATP Finals for the primary time.
There are 4 gamers inside 595 factors of Fritz, who at present holds the ultimate qualifying spot for the year-end championships. These gamers are Karen Khachanov, Cameron Norrie, Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe. From that group, solely Norrie has beforehand performed a match on the season finale.
Casper Ruud, who reached the championship match in Turin final yr, surged 9 locations to fifteenth within the Reside Race by advancing to the Rome semi-finals. The Norwegian is attempting to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the third consecutive yr.
Lots can change within the coming weeks, with ATP 250 occasions this week in Geneva and Lyon forward of Roland Garros, the place one participant will earn 2,000 factors. This yr’s season finale might be held from 12-19 November in Turin on the Pala Alpitour.
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