Rafael Nadal has soared into sixth position in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin after beating Novak Djokovic in the Internazionali BNL d’Italia final to tie the Serbian’s record of 36 ATP Masters 1000 trophies.
Only 30 points now separate the Spanish superstar (2,220) from fourth-placed Alexander Zverev (2,250), the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion and last week’s Mutua Madrid Open titlist. Daniil Medvedev is currently in fifth spot on 2,230 points.
FedEx ATP Race To Turin Standings
|1. Stefanos Tsitsipas||3,110|
|2. Novak Djokovic||2,920|
|3. Andrey Rublev||2,760|
|4. Alexander Zverev||2,250|
|5. Daniil Medvedev||2,230|
|6. Rafael Nadal||2,220|
|7. Aslan Karatsev||1,685|
|8. Hubert Hurkacz||1,460|
|9. Matteo Berrettini||1,445|
|10. Jannik Sinner||1,310|
Stefanos Tsitsipas continues to lead the 2021 year-to-date Race standings on 3,110 points, but five-time Nitto ATP Finals winner Djokovic is now just 190 points behind the Greek in second place. Tsitsipas won his first Masters 1000 crown last month at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
Djokovic, who won his 18th Grand Slam championship at the Australian Open (d. Medvedev) in February, continues to turn up the heat on 22-year-old Tsitsipas as the Serbian superstar pursues a record-breaking seventh year-end No. 1 finish (2011-12, ’14-15, ’18, ’20). Djokovic currently shares the record for most year-end No. 1 finishes with his childhood idol Pete Sampras (1993-1998).
Following the conclusion of the season’s fourth Masters 1000 tournament, Matteo Berrettini and #NextGenATP Jannik Sinner remain within striking distance of the top eight spots, with the Nitto ATP Finals to be held in Turin from 14-21 November.
Berrettini, who lost to Zverev in the Madrid final, sits in ninth place on 1,445 points, just 15 points behind eighth-placed Hubert Hurkacz (1,460), who defeated Sinner in the Miami Open presented by Itau final. Sinner, the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals champion, currently sits in 10th position on 1,310 points after the Rome event.
One of the week’s biggest climbers, Italian Lorenzo Sonego, jumped 16 spots to 13th place in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin after a run to the Rome semi-finals (l. to Djokovic), while 2019 and 2020 Nitto ATP Finals runner-up Dominic Thiem is up to 16th after a rise of six places.