Two singles spots stay on the Nitto ATP Finals, with a four-way battle at this week’s Rolex Paris Masters deciding who amongst Felix Auger-Aliassime, Andrey Rublev, Taylor Fritz and Hubert Hurkacz will earn a spot in Turin.
Auger-Aliassime and Rublev are in pole place to qualify for the season finale, which can happen from 13-20 November. However Fritz and Hurkacz, who’re in eighth and ninth within the Pepperstone ATP Stay Race To Turin, nonetheless have a chance to flip the script.
Fritz and Hurkacz have to make a minimum of the ultimate to have an opportunity to earn their spot in Turin. However since Fritz may play Auger-Aliassime within the third spherical and Hurkacz may face Rublev, they’ve a chance to eradicate the contenders forward of them within the Stay Race.
Pepperstone ATP Stay Race To Turin (as of 31 October)
No one is in higher kind than sixth-placed Auger-Aliassime, who has received titles in Florence, Antwerp and Basel over the previous three weeks. Previous to his 13-match successful streak, the Canadian had received just one title in his profession, which got here earlier this season in Rotterdam. He has 3,635 factors within the Stay Race, placing him 725 factors away from eighth-placed Fritz.
The one manner Auger-Aliassime is not going to debut on the year-end championships, even when he loses his opening match in Paris, is that if Fritz wins the title and defeats Rublev within the semi-finals.
It’s a extra sophisticated state of affairs for Rublev, since he’s within the last qualifying spot. If Fritz lifts the title, Rublev should advance to the semi-finals, the place he would face the American.
If Hurkacz lifts the trophy, Rublev wouldn’t be capable to transfer previous the third spherical as they’d conflict in that spherical. That may eradicate the two-time qualifier Rublev from rivalry if Hurkacz continued on to take the title.
The 2 gamers who earn qualification will be a part of Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev within the subject.
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