Mensik, Michelsen reached QFs on grass

#NextGenATP Shang Juncheng has climbed one spot in the PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah after reaching the quarter-finals at the ATP 250 event in Eastbourne.

The Chinese lefty advanced through qualifying to reach his second tour-level quarter-final of the season at the grass-court event and is now third in the Live Race To Jeddah. Shang is aiming to make his debut at the Next Gen ATP Finals presented by PIF in December.

PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah

Player  Points
1) Arthur Fils 815
2) Jakub Mensik  544
3) Shang Juncheng 482
4) Alex Michelsen 472
5) Luca Van Assche 353
6) Joao Fonseca 268
7) Henrique Rocha 164
8) Gonzalo Bueno 147
9) Coleman Wong 137
10) Vilius Gaubas 134

Czech Jakub Mensik and American Alex Michelsen also tasted success on grass at tour-level events this week. Mensik, 18, defeated Christopher Eubanks and Fabio Fognini en route to the last eight in Mallorca, with 19-year-old Michelsen falling to Sebastian Ofner at the same stage of the ATP 250.

Mensik, who is second in the Live Race To Jeddah, is now set to make his Wimbledon debut and will play 23rd seed Alexander Bublik in the first round. Fourth-placed Michelsen takes on South African qualifier Lloyd Harris at The Championships, with Shang facing Chilean qualifier Cristian Garin.

Arthur Fils remains top in the Live Race To Jeddah and faces Switzerland’s Dominic Stricker in his opening match at the grass-court major.