Matteo Berrettini Closes In On Turin Spot At 2021 Nitto ATP Finals | ATP Tour


Matteo Berrettini improved his chances of qualifying for the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November, after a series of strong grass-court performances that culminated in the Italian reaching the Wimbledon final.

The 25-year-old saw his 11-match winning streak come to an end at the hands of Novak Djokovic, who won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam trophy on Sunday at the All England Club. Berrettini has jumped up four places to third in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin.

Having qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in 2019 and served as an alternate last year, Berrettini has 3,505 points in the year-to-date standings, behind only five-time former champion Djokovic (7,170) and 2019 titlist Stefanos Tsitsipas (4,570). The Roman captured his fifth ATP Tour title at the cinch Championships in London (d. Norrie) last month prior to becoming the first Italian man to reach a Grand Slam final since Adriano Panatta at 1976 Roland Garros.

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Two players who reached the semi-finals at The Championships, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz (2,190) and Canadian Denis Shapovalov (1,635), also made significant moves in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin.

Hurkacz, who beat Daniil Medvedev and Roger Federer at the grass-court major, has risen three places to eighth position, returning to the kind of form that helped him capture his first ATP Masters 1000 title in April at the Miami Open presented by Itau (d. Sinner). Shapovalov beat Andy Murray en route to the Wimbledon last four and has moved up to 10th place after a 12-spot rise. He is just 150 points behind Russian Aslan Karatsev, who sits in ninth (1,785).

Berrettini leads fourth-placed Russian Andrey Rublev (3,250) by 255 points, with 2018 Nitto ATP Finals winner Alexander Zverev (3,195), defending champion Medvedev (3,020) and Rafael Nadal (2,940) all firmly established in the Top 8 of the FedEx ATP Race To Turin.

Jannik Sinner, the 19-year-old Italian, also remains in strong contention to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time and sits one spot outside of the eight automatic qualification berths (1,510). Another #NextGenATP star, Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, who lost to his good friend Berrettini in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, had moved up four positions to 13th on 1,365 points.

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