A few more Spanish futures events left so the battle at the top is up for grabs. Nicolas Almagro continues to lose in the first round of challengers so Miguel Angel Lopez-Jaen closed the gap with a semifinals appearance in Spain F27. He lost to Ivan Navarro-Pastor who then lost in the finals so Navarro-Pastor reaches the century mark, becoming the fourth player to do so.
Young-Joon Kim had to retire in his first round match at the China #2 satellite and it could mark the end of his year. He is now 30-4 and still in first place. Jimy Szymanski qualified and lost in the first round at Puebla but stays in second place. Andrea Stoppini stopped short of a satellite slam when he lost in the quarterfinals of the Italy #7 masters leg. He had won the first three weeks. Instead he opted to head over to the Milan challenger and it appears to have been a good move.