Flavio Cobolli was an alternate at the Next Gen ATP Finals in 2021 but never took to court at the 21-and-under event. Two years on and the Italian boosted his chances of making his debut in Jeddah following his run to the title at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Lisbon earlier this month.
The 21-year-old is up two spots to ninth in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Jeddah after backing up his title triumph in Portugal with a quarter-final appearance at a Challenger event in Malaga last week.
Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Jeddah
|1) Carlos Alcaraz||8,445|
|2) Holger Rune||3,110|
|3) Ben Shelton||1,635|
|4) Lorenzo Musetti||1,355|
|5) Arthur Fils||998|
|6) Luca Van Assche||641|
|7) Dominic Stricker||576|
|8) Hamad Medjedovic||575|
|9) Flavio Cobolli||544|
|10) Alex Michelsen||535|
|11) Arthur Cazaux||483|
|12) Luca Nardi||428|
American Zachary Svajda has also strengthened his hopes after soaring 12 spots to 13th following a standout month. The 20-year-old has won three of the past four Challengers that he has played in, with his latest victory coming in Fairfield, California. Svajda is aiming to compete at the Next Gen ATP Finals for the first time.
Italian Luca Nardi, who will play at the ATP 250 in Antwerp this week, has jumped two places to 12th. The 20-year-old defeated fellow Next Gen ATP Finals hopeful Dominic Stricker en route to the semi-finals at a Challenger Tour event in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The Next Gen ATP Finals will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 28 November – 2 December.