PIF ATP Live Race to Turin

Sinner takes the lead heading to Turin

The list defines the eight qualifiers for the Nitto ATP Finals

April 02, 2024

Peter Staples/ATP Tour

Jannik Sinner leads the PIF ATP Live Race To Turin by 1,350 points.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Jannik Sinner has taken a big lead in the PIF ATP Live Race To Turin after the first quarter of the year as he prepares for the Nitto ATP Finals, which will be played from November 10 to 17.

With the exception of second-place Daniil Medvedev (2,550 points), Sinner (3,900) has more than twice as many points as anyone else on the ATP Tour in this ranking. The Italian has been near perfect entering 2024, with a 22-1 record and three titles.

Sinner, who captured his first Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open and triumphed in Rotterdam, extended his lead last week by winning his second ATP Masters 1000 crown at the Miami Open presented by Itaú.

The 22-year-old’s bright start to 2024 has also put him in good position to claim the No. 1 spot in the PIF ATP Rankings during the clay court season and ultimately be the year-end No. 1. , an honor presented by PIF.

PIF ATP Live Race To Turin

Player Points
1) Jannik Sinner 3,900
2) Daniil Medvedev 2,550
3) Alexander Zverev 1,835
4) Carlos Alcaraz 1,700
5) Álex de Miñaur 1,495
6) Grigor Dimitrov 1,465
7) Andrey Rublev 1,060
8) Sebastian Baez 1,060

A year ago, Sinner swept the Nitto ATP Finals, thrilling his home fans by defeating Novak Djokovic in the group stage en route to the championship match, where the Serb won a rematch. That was the Italian’s second appearance in the season finale after competing in 2021 as a substitute.

Medvedev has yet to win a title this year, but his consistent play has placed him second in the Live Race. The 28-year-old is trying for the sixth year in a row to qualify for the year-end championship. He lifted the trophy in 2020.

After Medvedev, completing the current Top 8 are Alexander Zverev (1,835), Carlos Alcaraz (1,700), Álex de Miñaur (1,495), Grigor Dimitrov (1,465), Andrey Rublev (1,060) and Sebastián Báez (1,060).

Of the current Top 8, three of the players (De Miñaur, Dimitrov and Báez) did not qualify last year and De Miñaur and Báez are trying to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time. Dimitrov won the season-ending event in 2017.

There are five players within 150 points of eighth place: Casper Ruud (1,025), Ugo Humbert (1,025), Tommy Paul (975), Novak Djokovic (910) and Hubert Hurkacz (910). The hotly contested Live Race should make for an interesting season on clay as the stars compete for position.

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World No. 1 Djokovic will be eager to work on a qualifying position to earn his place at the Nitto ATP Finals for the 17th time, which would tie him for the second-most qualifications in tournament history. along with Rafael Nadal (Roger Federer qualified 18 times). The Serbian has won a record seven titles in the event.

Although Ruud, ninth, and Humbert, tenth, are not in a qualifying position after the first quarter, they have shown signs that they will continue to be in contention in the coming months.

Ruud is 18-5 so far this year, including appearances in championship games in Acapulco and Los Cabos. Humbert, seeking his first qualification for the season-ending event, lifted the trophy in Marseille and Dubai, marking his first year with two circuit-level titles since 2020.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/sinner-miami-2024-race-update

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