12:52 PM GMT July 12, 2021
Felix Auger-Aliassime has strengthened his chances of appearing at the 2021 Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held in Milan from 9-13 November, as a result of his strong grass-court performances.
Over the past five weeks, the 20-year-old Canadian has compiled a 10-3 match record, reaching the MercedesCup final in Stuttgart (l. to Cilic), the NOVENTI OPEN semi-finals in Halle (l. to Humbert) and his first Grand Slam quarter-final at Wimbledon (l. to Berrettini).
Auger-Aliassime trailed ATP Race To Milan leader Jannik Sinner, the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals champion, by 505 points ahead of the grass-court major, but after his Wimbledon run he is now just 155 points behind Sinner (1,520) on 1,365 points.
American Sebastian Korda has also impressed in recent weeks, beating his first Top 10 player, Roberto Bautista Agut, and former World No. 4 Kei Nishikori en route to the Halle quarter-finals (l. to Humbert).