Battle to qualify for Next Gen ATP Finals presented by PIF taking shape

Jakub Mensik and Shang Juncheng are well positioned in the PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah ahead of Roland Garros, where the clay-court swing hits its climax.

Both are aiming to make their debuts at the Next Gen ATP Finals presented by PIF in December and currently sit second and third, respectively. The 18-year-old Czech Mensik advanced to the third round in Madrid last month and holds a 10-5 record on the season at Tour-level.

Shang, 19, has won ATP Masters 1000 matches in Indian Wells, Miami and Madrid this year. The Chinese lefty is competing at the ATP Challenger Tour 175 event in Bordeaux this week and could rise to second in the Live Race To Jeddah with a deep run.

PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah

Player  Points
1) Arthur Fils 505
2) Jakub Mensik  494
3) Shang Juncheng 373
4) Alex Michelsen 321
5) Luca Van Assche 296
6) Joao Fonseca 252
7) Gonzalo Bueno 143
8) Coleman Wong 115
9) Vilius Gaubas 114
10) Henrique Rocha 108

Frenchman Arthur Fils leads the race and competes in Bordeaux, while American Alex Michelsen is fourth. The 19-year-old Michelsen is set to play at the ATP Challenger Tour event in Oeiras this week.

Henrique Rocha is currently 10th and has the chance to climb this week. The 20-year-old Portuguese star is competing on home soil in Oeiras and is the only player positioned between fifth and 12th that is still alive at an event this week.