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Djokovic first man to qualify for 2021 ATP Finals in Turin

Novak Djokovic has locked up his berth at this year’s ATP Finals in Turin. The World No 1 will bid for his sixth title.

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It’s only July, but Novak Djokovic has already locked up his place in this November’s Nitto ATP Finals at Turin. The World No 1, who claimed his sixth Wimbledon and twentieth Grand Slam title on Sunday, will bid to tie Roger Federer by winning his sixth title at the event, which will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from 14-21 November.

The event is being held in Italy for the first time. It had been held at the O2 Arena in London since 2009.

“I am happy to have qualified for Turin so early,” said Djokovic, who owns a lifetime record of 38-16 at the event in13 career appearances. “Italian fans are very much into tennis so I am sure it will be a great event with a fantastic atmosphere.”

Race to Turin, updated

Matteo Berrettini has climbed four spots in the Race to Turin standings as a result of becoming the first Italian to ever reach the Wimbledon final. Berrettini now ranks third in the standings, with 3,505 points. Hubert Hurkacz jumped three spots in the standings, to No 8, while Denis Shapovalov jumped 12 spots to No 10.

Berretini, Hurkacz and Shapovalov have never played at the ATP Finals. Berrettini and Shapovalov served as alternates in 2020.

Here is how the top ten ATP players rank in the standings:

  1. Novak Djokovic, 7,170 points
  2. Stefanos Tsitsipas, 4,570 points
  3. Matteo Berrettini, 3,505 points
  4. Andrey Rublev, 3,250 points
  5. Alexander Zverev, 3,195 points
  6. Daniil Medvedev, 3,020 points
  7. Rafael Nadal, 2,940 points
  8. Hubert Hurkacz, 2,190 points
  9. Aslan Karatsev, 1,785 points
  10. Denis Shapovalov, 1,635 points.

Shapovalov back in the top 10, Thiem out of Top 5

Thanks to his first career Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon, Canada’s Denis Shapovalov has returned to the top 10. The 22-year-old Canadian climbs two spots to return to his career-high ranking. Canada’s Felix-Auger Aliassime jumps four spots to reach a career-high ranking of 15.

Dominic Thiem, who missed Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, drops out of the top-5 for the first time since March 18, 2019. He comes in at No 6 this week, replaced by Alexander Zverev, who returns to the top-5 for the first time since July 29, 2019.

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