Serbian leads second-placed Alcaraz by 770 points

Novak Djokovic boosted his hopes of securing the ATP Year-End No. 1 presented by Pepperstone for a record-extending eighth time when he clinched his 24th major title at the US Open on Sunday.

Djokovic entered the final in New York knowing defeat against Daniil Medvedev would leave him trailing Carlos Alcaraz in the Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin. His advantage against third-placed Medvedev would have also been cut to 755 points.

The Serbian has now given himself some breathing room, though, with his straight-sets victory against the 27-year-old Medvedev lifting him to first in the Live Race To Turin on 8,945 points, 770 points ahead of second-placed Carlos Alcaraz (8,175). The 36-year-old is 2,355 points clear of Medvedev (6,590), who qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals following his fourth-round win at the US Open.

Pepperstone ATP Live Race To Turin

 Player  Points
 1) Novak Djokovic  8,945
 2) Carlos Alcaraz  8,175
 3) Daniil Medvedev  6,590
 4) Jannik Sinner  4,365
 5) Andrey Rublev
 6) Stefanos Tsitsipas
 7) Holger Rune   3,055
 8) Alexander Zverev
 9) Taylor Fritz  3,010
 10) Casper Ruud

Andrey Rublev has also climbed one place to fifth (3,640) in the Live Race To Turin after reaching the quarter-finals at the hard-court major. The 25-year-old is aiming to qualify for the prestigious year-end event for the fourth consecutive year.

Two-time Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev has moved to within the qualification cut after jumping to eighth (3,030). The German, who lost against Alcaraz in the quarter-finals, is 20 points ahead of ninth-placed Taylor Fritz (3,010).