As second seed Felix Auger-Aliassime pulls out of the Next Generation finals, Juan Manuel Cerundolo has become the first south american player in the event’s history to qualify.

As one of 31 title-winners this year, Argentinian Cerundolo was on the alternate list, but has been called up to fill the Canadian’s space.

The 19-year-old is currently at a career-high ranking of 85, after winning his first title this year in Cordoba.

As for Felix Auger-Aliassime, he remains in the Paris masters and is still scheduled to play at the stockholm open. Hoping to contend for one of the remaining tour finals spots.

The Next Gen finalists are as follows:

1 – Jannik Sinner (ITA) – world number 9

2 – Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) – world number 35

3 – Sebastian Korda (USA) – world number 39

4 – Jenson Brooksby (USA) – world number 56

5 – Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) – world number 67

6 – Brandon Nakashima (USA) – world number 65

7 – Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) – world number 85

8 – TBA