Thanks to his Cincinnati title yesterday, Roger Federer has officially qualified for the year-end ATP Finals in London. The 33-year-old will appear in the prestigious event for a record 13th straight time!
“It’s always one of the big goals I set myself at the beginning of the season,” said Federer. “It’s always an absolute honour being part of the best eight. Getting a chance to win an extra trophy at the end of the season – which is so prestigious, one of the biggest ones we have in the game and one I’ve done so well at – is a great feeling. Returning to the season finale is something I’ve been a part of since 2002, so to do it again is a privilege and I will try to play my very best there. I hope I can save some of my best for last.”
In the latest ATP Race standings, Federer also moved within 500 or so points of the idle No. 2 Rafael Nadal who will not play the US Open. And if No. 1 Novak Djokovic loses early in NY and Federer wins another US Open, the Swiss could very well head into the fall as the Race leader.
Current ATP Race standings (as of August 18)
1 Djokovic, Novak (SRB) 7,430
2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 6,645
3 Federer, Roger (SUI) 6,160
4 Wawrinka, Stan (SUI) 4,365
5 Ferrer, David (ESP) 3,445
6 Raonic, Milos (CAN) 3,245
7 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)3,155
8 Berdych, Tomas (CZE) 3,150
9 Murray, Andy (GBR) 2,795
10 Nishikori, Kei (JPN) 2,475
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