No. 8, Alexander Zverev, +3
The 22-year-old German improved his chances of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals, where he won the 2018 title, by rising from 11th to eighth position in the 2019 ATP Race To London. He beat Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Sam Querrey, prior to losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the China Open semi-finals. Zverev is now 140 points behind seventh-placed Roberto Bautista Agut (2,395).
No. 9, David Goffin, +3
The 28-year-old Belgian continued his fine form at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships by reaching the semi-finals (or better) for the third time. Goffin, who finished as runner-up to Grigor Dimitrov in the championship match at the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals, fell to Novak Djokovic in Tokyo. He rises three places to ninth, 20 points behind eighth-placed Zverev (2,255).
No. 17, Karen Khachanov, +4
The 23-year-old Russian moved up four spots to 17th place (1,605 points) by advancing to his second ATP Tour semi-final of the season (also Coupe Rogers in Montreal) at the China Open (l. to Thiem).