Hubert Hurkacz saved a match point to outlast Andrey Rublev 6-3 3-6 7-6 (10-8) to win the Shanghai Masters title and improve his chances of playing at next month’s ATP Finals.
The 16th-seeded Hurkacz survived the match point at 6-5 in the third-set tie-break before converting his fourth match point after two hours and nine minutes.
Hurkacz fired 21 aces and won 81 percent of his first-service points in the final, in which each player managed just one break.
Fifth-seed Rublev, who had not dropped a set in Shanghai before the final, had 13 aces.
Hurkacz claimed his seventh career title in his eighth final and rose to 11th place in this year’s rankings, with the top eight qualifying for the season-ender in Turin.
He is just 335 points behind Holger Rune in eighth, with eight tournaments left before the finals.
Rublev is fifth on the list, behind Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner who have secured their place in Turin.