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Felix Auger-Aliassime Surges Into Nitto ATP Finals Contention | ATP Tour

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Felix Auger-Aliassime has jumped into contention for a spot at the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November.

Ten days back, the Canadian was in 15th position in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin, but right after a collection of composed performances, Auger-Aliassime finds himself in 10th position on 2,320 points (factoring in points earned at the US Open).

Still alive at Flushing Meadows, the 21-12 months-old has turn into the first Canadian guy to get to the US Open semi-finals in the tournament’s background (given that 1881) subsequent wins over the likes of Roberto Bautista Agut, Frances Tiafoe and Carlos Alcaraz. Auger-Aliassime is also the youngest gentleman to progress to the past four considering the fact that Juan Martin del Potro lifted the trophy in 2009.

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Ought to he conquer Daniil Medvedev on Thursday for a area in his 1st big championship closing, Auger-Aliassime will rise up to eighth location. With seventh-positioned Spaniard Rafael Nadal done for 2021, properly the reduce-off for the prestigious year finale is ninth in the Race. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz is now in that placement, on 2,505 details, just 145 factors ahead of Auger-Aliassime.

Considering the fact that Roland Garros, Auger-Aliassime has received 19 of 26 matches, which include a operate to the Wimbledon quarter-finals (l. to Berrettini) in July. The Canadian, who extra Toni Nadal to his coaching crew in December 2020, has also highly developed to two ATP Tour finals this calendar year at the Murray River Open up in Melbourne (l. to Evans) in February and at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart (l. to Cilic) in June.

Hottest FedEx ATP Race To Turin Standings (as of 8 September 2021)

 Player  Details
 1) Novak Djokovic*  7,530
 2) Stefanos Tsitsipas  5,470
 3) Daniil Medvedev*  5,100
 4) Alexander Zverev*  4,555
 5) Andrey Rublev  4,030
 6) Matteo Berrettini*  3,955
 7) Rafael Nadal  2,985
 8) Casper Ruud  2,675
 9) Hubert Hurkacz  2,505
 10) Felix Auger-Aliassime*  2,320

* Continue to lively at the US Open

Two Italians — Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner — the two keep on being firmly in contention to secure a place at the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals. Factoring in points gained so far at the US Open, Berrettini, who has arrived at a few straight important championship quarter-finals (or far better), sits in sixth position in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin (3,955 factors). Sinner, who fell in the US Open up fourth spherical (l. to Zverev) on Monday, is now in 11th area (2,255) with a very little extra than two months to go in the frequent ATP Tour time.

The 25-yr-previous Berrettini, who initially capable for the season finale in 2019 — when the occasion was held at The O2 in London — has captured two ATP Tour titles this year at the Serbia Open up in Belgrade (d. Karatsev) and at the cinch Championships in London (d. Norrie). Wimbledon finalist Berrettini is now only 75 points behind fifth-positioned Russian Andrey Rublev (4,030).

Sinner, the 2019 Intesa Sanpaolo Following Gen ATP Finals winner in Milan, has ongoing to strengthen this 12 months and the 20-year-old has received two tour-level trophies at the Fantastic Ocean Street Open up in Melbourne (d. Travaglia) and also his 1st ATP 500 crown at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. (d. McDonald) past month.

Planet No. 1 Novak Djokovic has by now stamped his ticket for Turin, the place the Serbian will endeavor to seize a file-equalling sixth Nitto ATP Finals crown. Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas is 2nd (5,470), when reigning winner Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev — who sit in third and fourth areas (on 5,100 and 4,555 points) respectively — are still competing at the US Open up.

Norway’s Casper Ruud, who done a hat-trick of clay-courtroom titles in consecutive months at Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbühel, and Hubert Hurkacz of Poland each have an excellent option to qualify for the season finale for the very first time. Ruud is in eighth spot (2,675).

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