Jannik Sinner was deeply disappointed for not qualifying for the ATP finals in Turin. However, the Italian sensation has a concrete opportunity to still play the competition. Sinner is the alternate number 1, and there are high chances that he will replace fellow Italian player Matteo Berrettini who got injured when playing his opening match.
Jannik Sinner top10?
Jannik is currently ranked number 11 and he will not play any other tournament until next year. However, if it is confirmed that Jannik Sinner will compete in the ATP finals, he can overtake Felix Auger Aliassime in the tenth place of the rankings if he wins at least one match (of 2).
As of now, the young Italian has 3150 points while Felix sits with 3308. Every win in the round-robin at the Finals awards 200 points. Therefore, with 1 win, Jannik gets 3350 points which would be enough for him to end the year in the top10.
If Jannik Sinner replaces Berrettini, he will face Hubert Hurkacz and Daniil Medvedev. Not an easy task.
Jannik Sinner in 2021
Currently, during this year Sinner has a 45-21 record. The Italian clinched 4 titles in 2021 in Melbourne, in Washington, in Sofia and in Antwerp. Jannik was the runner-up in Miami.
Hubert Hurkacz in 2021
Currently ranked no.9 (career-high), the Pole played his last match on the 14th of November when he was defeated by world no.2 Daniil Medvedev 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 in the round robin in the Nitto ATP Finals (draw).
Presently, during this year the Pole achieved a 36-21 match record. Hubert has won 3 titles in 2021 in Delray Beach, in Miami and in Metz.
Jannik Sinner and Hubert Hurkacz faced off only on 1 occasion. Their actual record is 1-0 for Hurkacz. When they played, Hubert Hurkacz won 7-6(4) 6-4 in the final in Miami (Miami Open) on the 4th of April 2021.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.
Daniil Medvedev in 2021
This season the Russian has a 55-12 win-loss record. Daniil clinched 4 titles in 2021 in Marseille, in Mallorca, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. Daniil was the runner-up at the Australian Open and in Paris.