World Tennis News: Road to London

British number one Andy Murray has qualified for this year’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals that will take place at The O2 in London from 13th – 20th November. Murray qualified in second place with 8,185 points behind World Number One Novak Djokovic who topped the leaderboard with 10,240. Newly crowned US Open champion, who beat Djokovic in the final, Stanislas Wawrinka is the third player to have his qualification confirmed with 4,820 points.

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The Race to London has it’s know is hotting up with only five spaces left for the season finale event which sees the world’s top eight singles and doubles players compete for the prestigious title. Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Gael Monfils, Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Marin Cilic are still in all the running for the remaining places.

In the doubles event, Australian and US Open doubles champions Jamie Murray and his Brazilian partner Bruno Soares also qualified in second place with 6,80 p0ints. French duo Pierre Herbert and Nicolas Mahut were top with 7,075 points, the Bryan brothers Bob and Mike from American were third with 5,530 points and Spain’s Feliciano and Marc Lopez have also secured their places with 3,990 points.

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Players compete for Emirates ATP Rankings points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of the eight coveted places and a chance to compete at the O2. The finals are played using a round-robin format with each participant playing in three matches as they compete for chance to play in the knockout semi-finals and ultimately the final.

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For ticket information click here

First photo used courtesy of www.lta.org.uk and last two photo used courtesy of www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en

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