|Posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:55 AM|
The final ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the season gets underway on Monday at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Three places remain up for grabs at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the leading contenders, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, will look to qualify with strong showings in Paris.
ATP Ranking as of Monday, November 7, 2011
ATP Staff | 7 November 2011
With three spots still up for grabs in the chase to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the fate of several players' year-end championships hopes will come down to their performances this week.
No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and No. 8 Mardy Fish all control their own destiny – reach the final and they’re guaranteed a berth to London. Nicolas Almagro (9th) and Janko Tipsarevic (11th) each need to make the final to have a shot at qualifying. Frenchmen Gilles Simon (12th) and Gael Monfils (14th) have to win the title to keep their hopes alive.
*still can't believe it! such a big mistake from the ATP*
ATP in about turn over Berdych Finals spot
Paris, November 6, 2011
Czech Tomas Berdych has not sealed his spot at the ATP season-ending event -- ATP World Tour Finals after the men's tennis governing body, ATP, admitted they had made a mistake on Saturday by saying he had qualified. The 26-year-old remains well-placed along with Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish to fill the remaining three spots in the eight player field.
The final line-up will be decided at this week's Paris Masters.
Novak Djokovic - who is struggling with a shoulder injury - Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and David Ferrer have already qualified for the event.
ATP Makes An Embarrassing Mistake In Determining Qualifier Of Championship - The ATP reported on Saturday, October 5, 2011 that Berdych had qualified for the Masters, then later redacted the announcement.