2021 ATP Finals Race To Turin - Who has qualified and who is missing out
The ATP Finals are due to return in Turin next month between 14-21 November and compared to the WTA edition, there are still multiple spots to confirm.
This article takes a look at who is confirmed, how they got there and who is missing out on a spot in Turin this year.
1. Novak Djokovic (8,370 points)
The first player to qualify was the World Number One with his Grand Slam titles at all but the US Open where he was denied a Calendar Grand Slam enough to see him set in July.
Since that defeat, Djokovic hasn't been in action and wasn't involved at Indian Wells. He will play Paris and the Davis Cup Finals though as preparation for those tournaments.
2. Daniil Medvedev (6,470 points)
The current World No.2 was next up to qualify having won the US Open for his maiden Grand Slam triumph.
He also reached the final of the Australian Open, Quarter-Finals in the French Open and also won in Toronto in a year which has seen the Masters titles distributed.
It has been a stellar year for the Russian who will now head into Turin as one of the favourites.
3. Stefanos Tsitsipas (5,650 points)
Confirming his qualification on the same date, Tsitsipas has reached the semi-finals and final at the Australian and French Open this year as well as winning in Monte Carlo.
He will be defending champion this time around at the ATP Finals but has had mixed form throughout this year as well as criticism about perceived cheating through bathroom breaks.
4. Alexander Zverev (5,095 points)
Another player looking for his breakthrough is Zverev who reached at least the Quarter-Finals in three out of four majors this year.
He is also the only player to win more than one Masters title in Madrid and Cincinnati on contrasting courts.
Exhausted after his Indian Wells campaign though, it could yet be a bridge too far for Zverev this season to win in Turin.
5. Andrey Rublev (4,165 points)
One of two players to recently have his qualification confirmed, Rublev has been exceptional all year especially in the smaller tournaments.
Wins in Rotterdam and the ATP Cup as well as final at Halle and semi-finals in Dubai, San Diego and Qatar. As well as in the Masters tournaments, he has reached two finals and a semi-final.
His breakthrough is yet to come in a Grand Slam but he was a dead cert from early on in the year to claim a spot in Turin and will look to make good on that.
6. Matteo Berrettini (4,000 points)
As will home hero Berrettini who will return to Italy for this tournament after reaching a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and two Quarter-Finals in Paris and New York.
His breakthrough came with a win at Queen's earlier in the season and his consistency when he has played has shown through since then.
Rafael Nadal (End of 2021 season)
For Nadal, he was qualified for the ATP Finals after winning in Rome and Barcelona in particular.
But he curtailed his season to have surgery on a foot injury which means that Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkacz sit seventh and eighth.
While we likely won't see Nadal again till the earliest, the Australian Open next year.
Not in contention due to his late start to the season and having another knee surgery, Federer will also not play any further part in this season.
He will be aiming for a return at the Australian Open at the earliest.
The same can be said for the former US Open winner who has not played since before Wimbledon.
He had fears he made need surgery which would leave him sidelined with his wrist problem for longer.
But that will not be needed but again he does not figure in this year's Race.
7 - Casper Ruud
8 - Hubert Hurkacz
Currently in the final two spots, Ruud and Hurkacz have had stellar years with the former grinding away during the Olympics/pre US Open cycle.
He has claimed five titles so far this year and looks good currently for one of the final spot. He has also reached two Masters 1000 semi-finals and the top 10 for the first time so he has had the best year of his career so far.
The same can be said for Hurkacz who won in Miami and reached the Semi-Finals of Wimbledon. Wins in Moselle and Delray Beach have been forthcoming also.
9 - Jannik Sinner
10 - Cameron Norrie
But while Ruud seems to be almost safe, the same can't be said for Hurkacz with two in-form stars clipping at his heels especially with him not playing this week.
Sinner has won in Washington, Sofia, Melbourne and this past week in Antwerp. He is only a small amount of points away from Hurkacz and plays on Wednesday in Vienna against Reilly Opelka.
While Norrie won Indian Wells and during the Olympics like Ruud, he decided against playing and instead chased the points.
He win in Los Cabos and lost in a further four finals this season to mostly in form players including Berrettini, Tsitsipas and Ruud. He also only sits a small amount of points away from qualifying and is also in Vienna so it seems these two will battle and give Hurkacz a nervous wait.