Medvedev, Tsitsipas Qualify for Nitto ATP Finals

Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are the second and third singles gamers to qualify for the 2021 Nitto ATP Finals, to be held on the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November, following their outcomes on the US Open. Each males will compete within the season finale for the third consecutive 12 months.

Medvedev can have an opportunity to defend his Nitto ATP Finals title one 12 months on from lifting the trophy in London. The Russian claimed his first main crown on Sunday on the US Open, the place he ended Novak Djokovic‘s pursuit of the Grand Slam within the championship match.

Earlier within the 12 months, Medvedev climbed to a career-high No. 2 within the FedEx ATP Rankings, turning into the primary participant outdoors the Massive 4 of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray to carry a prime two spot since Lleyton Hewitt in July 2005.

The Russian lifted his fourth ATP Masters 1000 trophy in Toronto, and likewise earned crowns in Marseille and Mallorca. Medvedev is now 47-10 on the season following his run at Flushing Meadows.

“I sit up for making an attempt and defending my title in Turin,” Medvedev stated. “Italian followers are so passionate, I’m positive it is going to be an incredible occasion.”

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Tsitsipas can be a former Nitto ATP Finals champion, having triumphed on the occasion in 2019. The Greek clawed previous former World No. 1 Murray within the first spherical of the US Open and reached the third spherical, by which he fell brief in a memorable five-setter towards #NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.

Tsitsipas leads the ATP Tour with 50 tour-level wins this season, and he has additionally climbed to a career-high World No. 3. The Greek claimed his maiden Masters 1000 title in Monte-Carlo, superior to his first main ultimate at Roland Garros and likewise claimed an ATP 250 title in Lyon.

“It’s nice to qualify for Turin so early, I can’t wait to play there,” Tsitsipas stated. “Forming unimaginable reminiscences in London two years in the past has been a spotlight in my profession.”

The primary participant who certified for this 12 months’s Nitto ATP Finals was Djokovic, who received the season’s first three majors. That is the 14th time the World No. 1 has certified for the season finale, and he may equal Federer’s document by profitable his sixth Nitto ATP Finals title.

Doubles groups Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic, Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury and Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut have additionally earned their spots in Turin. US Open champions Ram and Salisbury certified because of their end in New York, whereas Roland Garros champions Herbert and Mahut earned their place in Turin per the Grand Slam winner rule.

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