Wawrinka Enters Top 15 In ATP Race To London
ATPTour.com looks at the top Movers of the Week in the ATP Race To London, as of Monday, 21 October 2019
No. 15, Stan Wawrinka, +2, 1,820 Points
The 16-time tour-level titlist advanced to his second indoor final of the year at the European Open in Antwerp. Wawrinka defeated Feliciano Lopez and Gilles Simon in three sets, before ending the run of Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals. Despite his three-set loss to former World No. 1 Andy Murray in the championship match, the 34-year-old jumps two spots to No. 15 in the ATP Race To London. Read Final Report.
Leading ATP Race To London Contenders
No. 7, Alexander Zverev, 2,855 points
The reigning Nitto ATP Finals champion can confirm his spot in London this week if he lifts the Swiss Indoors Basel trophy and other results go his way. Zverev enters the ATP 500 event in form, after reaching his first ATP Masters 1000 final of the year at the Rolex Shanghai Masters (l. to Medvedev). The 22-year-old reached the semi-finals in Basel last year, before falling to Romania’s Marius Copil in three sets.
No. 8, Matteo Berrettini, 2,525 points
The Italian will attempt to strengthen his position in the Race with a strong debut appearance at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Sitting in the eighth and final qualification spot for The O2, Berrettini leads ninth-placed Roberto Bautista Agut by just 40 points. The US Open semi-finalist also arrives in Europe after an impressive run in Shanghai, where he reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final (l. to Zverev).
No. 9, Roberto Bautista Agut, 2,485 points
Bautista Agut will be hoping to re-enter the qualification positions with a deep run in Basel. Competing for the first time since losing to fellow contender Berrettini in Shanghai, the Spaniard will face last year’s runner-up Copil in Switzerland. Bautista Agut has reached the Basel quarter-finals in each of the past two editions of the ATP 500 tournament.
No. 10, David Goffin, 2,325 points
In the same quarter of the draw as Bautista Agut in Basel, David Goffin also faces a tricky opener this week as he looks to close the 200-point gap to eighth-placed Berrettini. The Belgian will meet 2016 champion Marin Cilic for a spot in the second round. Goffin and Cilic are tied at 3-3 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, but Cilic has won each of their three most recent encounters without dropping a set.
No. 11, Fabio Fognini, 2,235 points
A further 90 points behind Goffin is Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters winner Fognini. The 32-year-old arrives in Basel after falling to Janko Tisparevic in his opening match at the Intrum Stockholm Open last week. The fifth seed, who shares the second quarter of the draw with Stefanos Tsitsipas, opens his Basel campaign against Next Gen ATP Finals contender Alexei Popyrin.