Carlos Alcaraz may have already secured tally for Turin ATP Finals
Carlos Alcaraz has now won 3460 points so far in 2022, enough to see him qualify for 11 of the last 13 ATP Finals.
Only Marin Cilic in 2014 and Kei Nishikori in 2015 required more ranking points to qualify in the last spot for the ATP Finals.
As such, it looks like Alcaraz has all but secured his spot at the elite season-ending competition after less than five months of play.
Of those 3460 points, 2000 are from his maiden Masters title in Miami and his second in Madrid.
The remaining 1460 are comprised of his two 500 titles in Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona, 360 points from his run to the semi-finals of Indian Wells, then 90 points from the Australian Open and 10 from Monte Carlo.
Since 2009, five of the 13 players to qualify in the final spot for the ATP Finals have done so with 3000 points or fewer gained over the course of their respective seasons.
Jack Sock had the lowest tally when he qualified in 2017 with 2765 points, 1000 of which came from his maiden Masters title in Paris late that season.
alcaraz has 3460 points
with the points gained in only 4 months he would have been qualified in 11 of the last 13 atp finals pic.twitter.com/TGEvQJvxOa
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) May 8, 2022
Alcaraz ended a strong breakthrough year in 2021 by winning the fourth edition of the ATP Next Gen Finals, the equivalent to Turin for players 21 and under.
Looking ahead to the end of the season, should he compete in his maiden ATP Finals, he could have a shot at completing the so-called ‘Year-end championships generations double’ of winning the Next Gen Finals and ATP Finals back-to-back.
Stefanos Tsitsipas achieved the feat in 2019 when he won the Next Gen Finals in 2018 before defeating Dominic Thiem in the final of the senior event the next year.
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