#NextGenATP Q2 Overview: Arthur Fils & Ben Shelton Set Tempo | ATP Tour

A number of #NextGenATP stars have continued to make their strikes within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Subsequent Gen Race, with maiden tour-level titles, breakthrough wins and career-high rankings the story of the second quarter of the 2023 season.

Frenchman Arthur Fils lifted his maiden tour-level trophy on dwelling soil in Lyon, whereas Ben Shelton earned his first tour-level wins on clay and grass. Dominic Stricker, Hamad Medjedovic and Alex Michelsen have all tasted success, clinching crowns at ATP Challenger Tour occasions.

NextGenATPFinals.com seems at a few of the most notable #NextGenATP accomplishments of the second quarter of the season.

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Fils & Shelton Proceed To Set Tempo
Frenchman Fils, who’s aiming to make his debut on the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals, is at present fourth (693 factors) within the Dwell Subsequent Gen Race. The 19-year-old loved spectacular outcomes on the European clay, advancing by qualifying to succeed in the second spherical on the ATP Masters 1000 occasion in Rome earlier than he captured his maiden tour-level title in Lyon. Having began the season exterior the Prime 250, Fils’ outcomes lifted him to a career-high No. 58 within the Pepperstone ATP Rankings in June.

“I’ll bear in mind this perpetually,” Fils stated following his title triumph in Lyon. “It has been an awesome week. It has been wonderful. I’m proud of the win and now I would like extra.”

Shelton has additionally continued to make good progress after a standout begin to the season, highlighted by his run to the quarter-finals on the Australian Open. The 20-year-old American made his tour-level debut on clay and grass within the second quarter of 2023, incomes two tour-level wins on each surfaces. Aiming to make his debut on the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals, fifth-placed Shelton (645 factors) might be in search of robust outcomes in the course of the North American hard-court season. Final 12 months he reached the third spherical in Cincinnati, upsetting Prime 5 star Casper Ruud.

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Frenchmen Van Assche & Cazaux Impress, Stricker In Competition
Frenchmen Luca Van Assche and Arthur Cazaux are sixth (487 factors) and ninth (348 factors), respectively, within the Dwell Subsequent Gen Race. The 19-year-old Van Assche, who received an ATP Challenger Tour title firstly of April, captured his maiden Grand Slam match win at Roland Garros, defeating Marco Cecchinato.

Van Assche spoke to ATPTour.com earlier than Wimbledon on how he’s discovering life on Tour.

“Now on the ATP [Tour] I’m taking one other step. It is extra difficult as a result of each participant needs to win for his or her life. And so they’re all very, superb, so that you by no means have a straightforward match. It’s a distinct world, however I am having fun with my, my life on Tour and it is solely the start,” stated Van Assche, who’s No. 75 within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Rankings. “I’m studying plenty of issues at a lot of completely different new occasions.”

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Cazaux, 20, had by no means competed on grass previous to this season however confirmed his pedigree on the floor when he superior to the ultimate on the ATP Challenger Tour occasion in Nottingham. The Frenchman, who misplaced in opposition to former World No. 1 Andy Murray within the closing, additionally reached the semi-finals at a Challenger occasion on the lawns in Ilkley.

Swiss lefty Stricker, at present seventh (371 factors) is chasing his second look on the Subsequent Gen ATP Finals. The 20-year-old, who reached the semi-finals on the 21-and-under occasion final 12 months, lifted his second Challenger Tour trophy of the season in Prague in Could earlier than he captured his first main match win at Wimbledon.

Chasing Pack
Serbian Medjedovic, American Michelsen and Czech Dalibor Svrcina have all received Challenger Tour titles within the second quarter of the season, whereas Italian Flavio Cobolli has continued to impress.

The eighth-placed Medjedovic (353 factors) triumphed at an ATP Challenger Tour occasion in Austria and is into the quarter-finals on the ATP 250 in Gstaad this week. The Eleventh-placed Michelsen (286 factors) earned victory on dwelling soil in Chicago after which defeated Maxime Cressy in Newport to earn his first tour-level win on Tuesday. The Twelfth-placed Svricna (272 factors) received a title within the Czech Republic, whereas Tenth-placed Cobolli (337 factors) superior to the quarter-finals on the ATP 250 occasion in Munich.

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