Rafael Nadal strengthened his lead within the Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin by capturing his 14th title at Roland Garros. The Spaniard is in pole place to qualify for the season finale, which can be held in Turin from 13-20 November.
The 35-year-old has not solely put himself in good place to qualify for the seventeenth time, however he owns an 1,800-point benefit over second-placed Carlos Alcaraz. Nadal has gained such a large margin by successful the primary two Grand Slam titles of the season for the primary time. The lefty on Sunday prolonged his document variety of main trophies to 21.
“If [it does not] shock you [to] win 14 Roland Garros [titles] or 22 Grand Slams, it is since you are tremendous conceited. Truthfully, I’m not this type of man,” Nadal stated. “I by no means even dreamed about reaching the issues that I’ve achieved. Truthfully, no, I by no means thought-about myself that good. So I’m simply actually [going to] preserve going step-by-step, follow by follow, and all the time with a transparent purpose to enhance one thing.”
Pepperstone ATP Race To Turin (6 June)
Alcaraz, the reigning Intesa Sanpaolo Subsequent Gen ATP Finals champion, strengthened his standing in second with 3,820 factors as he tries to qualify for the primary time. The 19-year-old has received his first two ATP Masters 1000 titles this 12 months (Miami, Madrid) and made the quarter-finals on the Parisian clay.
The person Nadal defeated within the Roland Garros remaining, Casper Ruud, surged 4 spots to fourth within the Race with 3,065 factors. One 12 months in the past, Ruud grew to become the primary Norwegian to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. He carried out nicely on the Pala Alpitour, the place he superior to the semi-finals.
Nadal Claws Nearer To Djokovic In ‘Large Titles’ Race With Roland Garros Triumph
5-time Nitto ATP Finals champion Novak Djokovic improved his standing along with his run to the final eight in Paris, the place he fell to Nadal. The Serbian has competed within the season finale 14 instances, and is now simply 110 factors behind eighth-placed Daniil Medvedev.
Different gamers who made large strikes within the Race have been Marin Cilic and Holger Rune. Cilic soared 15 locations to fifteenth, whereas Rune, who competed in Milan final 12 months, improved 11 spots from thirty second to twenty first.
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