At the NextGen finals in Milan sixth seed Chung extended his winning record in Group A to 2-0 defeating top-seed Rublev in straight sets. The tournament top-seed Rublev now sits third in Group A behind Shapovalov on game difference and leader Chung and the young Russian is in danger of going out if he does not win tomorrow and Shapovalov does win. Wild card Quinzi is out from Group A after losing both his matches so far against Shapovalov yesterday and Rublev today.
At the time of writing Coric and Medvedev were fighting it out to confirm who will be leading Group B going in to the third day of the event. Khachanov has won one and lost one after getting on the board today when he defeated American youngster Donaldson. Donaldson is also out from Group B having lost his two opening matches tamely against Coric 3-0 yesterday and Khachanov 3-0 today and clearly wants to get home to the USA asap.
Today’s matches get underway with Group A and Chung against Wild Card Quinzi and this one should go the way of the Korean who will also insure his position as Group A winner. Medvedev has a great chance to move within touching distance of qualifying from Group B today as he faces group whipping boy Donaldson who is yet to win a set and I don’t see that trend changing today. One of the two matches of the day will be in Group B between Coric and Khachanov and this could be the group decider if Medvedev won his earlier match, as if Khachanov loses it will put him out. The final match of the day is in Group A between top-seed Rublev and third seed Shapovalov and if group leader Chung won earlier today this is the deciding second place qualifying match.