With the ATP Finals a little more than about a month and a half away, the race to see who will make up the field of eight at the year-end titles is warming up. Effectively, four spots have been secured by 2019’s Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic; Wimbledon finalist Roger Federer; and US Open next in line Daniil Medvedev, who will make his presentation at the competition.
Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas—a veteran of the occasion and a planned newcomer, individually—are in a strong situation to join the field and speak to the gathering of players attempting to join the challenge at the O2 Arena in London.
Here’s a glance at six of the hopefuls and their prospects.
Roberto Bautista Agut
Current Race Position: 7
Since quite a while ago perceived as one of the most predictable players on the ATP Tour, the Spaniard has taken huge walks forward in 2019. After nine past appearances in the round of 16 at a Grand Slam, Bautista Agut at last made it past that obstacle at the Australian Open this year, when he arrived at the quarterfinals.
The 31-year-old went above and beyond at Wimbledon by progressing to the elimination rounds, where Djokovic halted him in the penultimate round, avenging two misfortunes to him as of now in the season. Not long after that, he split the best 10 of the rankings just because. Getting it done on hard courts, Bautista Agut could set his place in the race standings—and indent one more leap forward for the year.
Current Race Position: 8
Like his compatriot Fabio Fognini, Berrettini is having a vocation best crusade. The Italian, just 23, has demonstrated that his game advances well to any surface. Prior in the late spring, he had a nine-coordinate series of wins on earth as he took the title in Hungary, at that point arrived at the last in Munich, Germany, after seven days. During the grass-court season, he won his third profession title in Stuttgart and came to the round of 16 at Wimbledon.
Berrettini didn’t play much paving the way to the US Open, yet it gave the idea that was regardless of as he progressed to the elimination rounds, turning into the primary Italian to get that far in New York in over 40 years. A possibility for Most Improved Player, he won’t have the option to sneak up on anybody as he attempts to control his way to the field in London.
Current Race Position: 12
Having turned star in 2004, Monfils didn’t make his first—and, until this point, solitary—appearance at the ATP Finals until 2016, that year he arrived at the US Open elimination rounds and completed in the best 10 of the rankings just because. This year got off to a promising beginning for the Frenchman as won his eighth profession title at the indoor occasion in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
That last, came to back in February, has been his solitary title appearance to date in 2019 as wounds—long an issue—impeded his outcomes for a significant part of the period. Monfils reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, where he lost to Berrettini in a fifth-set tiebreak. He’s through to the quarterfinals this week in Zhuhai, China, and is all around situated to go further as he hopes to support his motivation.
Current Race Position: 14
Argentina’s No. 1 player has had another predictable season by all accounts with some eminent accomplishments blended in: Schwartzman asserted his first vocation singles title on hard courts in Los Cabos, Mexico, throughout the mid year and before long lined that up with a rushed to the last eight at the US Open. On the mud, the 27-year-old progressed to his first Masters 1000 elimination round in Rome, where he vanquished Kei Nishikori in the quarters before Djokovic ended his run.
A standout amongst other returners on the ATP Tour, he’s ready to utilize that part of his game, his groundstrokes and physicality to fight off players who, from the outset, it appears would have the option to overwhelm him. He’ll require the majority of the instruments available to him to battle through a jam-packed field in the race for London.
Current Race Position: 15
At the point when Monfils won the Rotterdam title back in February, a great part of the news around that outcome based on who he crushed in the last: Wawrinka, who was challenging his first title coordinate since the 2017 French Open. Not long after that keep running in Paris, the three-time Grand Slam victor was sent to the sidelines with knee damage. His rebound, at 34 years old, has been an amazing one as he likewise progressed to the quarterfinals at the French and US Opens this year.
A three-time semifinalist in London, Wawrinka is in a position he hasn’t been for in some time—that of a player attempting to meet all requirements for the competition. An appearance there would be the ideal capper in this effective rebound battle.
Current Race Position: 16
The most youthful player in the best 100 of the rankings got off to a solid beginning in 2019 that not many could have anticipated. He arrived at two mud court finals before the French Open, and furthermore progressed to the elimination rounds at the Miami Masters. Showing a degree of adaptability seldom observed in such a youthful player, the Canadian additionally made a third last of the year, this time on grass in Stuttgart, where he lost to Berrettini.
He’s hindered the previous month and a half, and in reality just dropped his opening match in Chengdu, China, this week. In any case, on the off chance that he could recover a portion of that early-season enchantment, he could end up in a position where he’d sidestep the NextGen Finals for the headliner at the O2 Arena.