The race to Milan: seven Italians finish 15th. Arnaldi and Cobuli went up

Flavio Cobolli ITA, 2002.05.06

Italy is increasingly the protagonist of the Pepperstone Race to Milan, the arrangement that will establish eight champions from the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals scheduled at Allianz Cloud in Milan from 8-12 November.

In the latest edition published today, seven of our representatives are in the top 15 of the standings based on the seasonal results of the best under-21 players. It is further confirmation of the excellent moment Italian tennis is going through and the growth of the younger boys who are expanding behind Matteo Berrettini, Janic Sener and Lorenzo Mosetti (South Tyrolean and Cararino are respectively second and third in the race to Milan), champions this week with Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. In Italy the pass was broken to the final stages of the Davis Cup from the Rakuten final in Malaga at the end of November (22-27).

Given that the leader of the race to Milan, world number one Carlos Alcaraz, is already qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, ninth place for Francesco Passaro will make him sure to be among the champions in Milan for the time being. The 21-year-old from Perugia recently reached the final at Como Challenger and this week will try to repeat himself in Genoa, where there will also be Giulio Zibieri (No. 13) and Matteo Arnaldi (No. 14). The latter, having come close to qualifying for the main draw of the US Open at the end of August, reached the semi-finals in Como and last week in the quarter-finals in Challenger in Szczecin (Poland), a result that secured him a narrow leap forward. Three places in the race to Milan.

Luca Nardi (No. 12) and Flavio Copoli (No. 15) completed the Blues youth list among the world’s top 15 under-21 players, who secured a spot by increasing their chances of reaching their second straight qualification to Intesa Sanpaolo, the next generation of Etihad professional tennis players. finals.

Also in the top 20 is Francesco Mastrelli (#17), who this week lost two places in the race to AC Milan, but was consoled by breathing Davis Cup air after being added as an argument for the national team for the Davis Cup champions. in Bologna.

Pepperstone Race to Milan (09-19-2022)
1. Carlos Alcaraz (19 years old, ESP) – 6,460 points
2. Jannik Sinner (21, ITA) – 2.220
3- Lorenzo Mossetti (20 years old, Italy) – 1,266
4. Holger Ron (19 years old) – 1143
5. Jack Draper (20, Britain) – 925
6- Jerry Leschka (20, CZ) – 602
7- Brandon Nakashima (21, USA) – 592
8. Chun Hsin Tseng (21 years old, TPE) – 470
9- Francesco Passaro (21, Italy) – 423
10. Dominic Stryker (20 years old) – 374
11. Philip Misolek (21 years old) – 324
12- Luca Nardi (19 years old) – 314
13. Giulio Zipperi (20, Italy) – 312
14- Matteo Arnaldi (21 years old) – 302
15- Flavio Copoli (20, Italy) – 288
16- Ben Shelton (USA) – 280
17- Francesco Mastrelli (19 years old) – 279
18- Emilio Nava (20, USA) – 264
19. Jungheng Shang (17, CHN) 227
20- Dalibor Severcina (19, Czechoslovakia) – 213