The ATP Finals is the second highest tier of annual men’s tennis tournaments after the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Participants are the top eight players, on the FedEx ATP Race To Turin leaderboard, of the world.
The process works as follows, the top seven players in the FedEx ATP Race To Turin after the Rolex Paris Masters on 8 November qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. If there is one current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between No. 8 and No. 20 in the Race, he qualifies in eighth place.
If there are two current-year Grand Slam champions positioned between No. 8 and No. 20 in the Race, the highest-placed of those players becomes the eighth and final qualifier; the lower-placed Grand Slam champion will serve as the alternate.
If there are no current-year Grand Slam champions positioned between No. 8 and No. 20, then the player at No. 8 in the Race will claim the eighth and final berth.
How the top seven look right now, and where is Andrey Rublev in the mix
Novak Djokovic sits on top with 2140 points. At second position is the Russian Daniil Medvedev who has 2130 points. At number three is another Russian Andrey Rublev.
Rublev has in the past few months won the ATP 500 tournament in Rotterdam and also reached the Quarter Finals of the Australian Open and the Semi-finals of the Qatar Open, Dubai Open and the Miami Open. His rise has been steady and he is just 300 points behind Djokovic on the FedEx ATP Race To Turin.
At number four is Stefanos Tsitsipas with 1540 points. Last week’s Quarter-final appearance in Miami and the final appearance at Acapulco helped him to that spot. At number five is Hubert Hurkacz with 1395 points, the Polish player who won the ATP 1000 title at Miami and jumped thirteen places to number five. The last three places belong to Aslan Karatsev (1310), Jannik Sinner(995) and Alexander Zverev(935) for now.