Shelton consolidates position

Dominic Stricker has moved within the qualification cut for the Next Gen ATP Finals after he enjoyed a breakthrough run to the fourth round at the US Open.

The 21-year-old Swiss star, who reached the semi-finals at the 21-and-under event in 2022, is up three spots to seventh in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Jeddah (576 points) after coming through qualifying in New York to reach the last 16. Stricker upset Stefanos Tsitsipas in the second round for his first Top 10 win before he lost against Taylor Fritz.

Earlier this season, the lefty earned his first Grand Slam win at Wimbledon, while he clinched ATP Challenger Tour crowns in Italy and the Czech Republic.

Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Jeddah

Player  Points
1) Carlos Alcaraz  8,175
2) Holger Rune 3,055
3) Ben Shelton 1,455
4) Lorenzo Musetti 1,300
5) Arthur Fils 953
6) Luca Van Assche  597
7) Dominic Stricker 576
8) Alex Michelsen 492
9) Hamad Medjedovic 485
10) Arthur Cazaux 455

American Ben Shelton further consolidated his position in the Live Race To Jeddah after soaring to the semi-finals on home soil in New York. The 20-year-old has jumped to third (1,455 points), leapfrogging fifth-placed Arthur Fils (953 points) and fourth-placed Lorenzo Musetti (1,300 points).

Czech star Jakub Mensik has also boosted his chances of competing at the Next Gen ATP Finals, to be held from 28 November-2 December in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 17-year-old reached the third round at a major for the first time in New York. He is up 11 places to 14th (342 points).