Giulio Zeppieri, leap in ATP ranking and beyond
Giulio Zeppieri rises in the rankings
Giulio Zeppieri is the cover man for the young Italy dreaming of a place in Milan. The semifinal in Umag lost to Carlos Alcaraz after a three-hour battle may signal a breakthrough week in his career. Starting from the qualifiers, the 20-year-old from Latina got his first victory on the major circuit in Croatia (in his debut against Argentine Pedro Cachin, No. 90 ATP). And, thanks to the semifinal, he rose from No. 168 to No. 136 in the ATP rankings, entering the Top 150 for the first time.
With this result, Zeppieri moved up five spots in the Pepperstone ATP Race to Milan (he is No. 12), the ranking based on the best 2022 rankings of Under-21 tennis players that will determine the eight qualifiers for the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals, scheduled to take place at the Allianz Cloud in Milan from Nov. 8-12. A ranking that continues to be dominated by Italians, who occupy eight of the top 20 positions.