Following a 10th French Open title, Rafael Nadal officially became the first player to qualify for the year-end ATP Finals held in London.
“I’ve had a great season so far and I am happy to have already qualified for London,” said Nadal. “I could not play last year because of injury so I look forward to returning in November.”
Nadal has never won the event finishing runner-up twice. He has missed the event three of the last five years.
Both Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have also put themselves into a good position to qualify once again. And Australian Open champion Roger Federer is a virtual shoe-in to make it.
But for either Djokovic or Murray, to finish No. 1 one of them is going to have go on a big run the second half of the season to catch the Spaniard (or even the Swiss).
Nadal’s massive lead at No. 1 means Federer could win Stuttgart, Halle and Wimbledon and likely end up still behind Nadal!
ATP Race Rankings (June 12, 2017)
1 Rafael Nadal 6915
2 Roger Federer 4045
3 Dominic Thiem 3165
4 Stan Wawrinka 3140
5 Alexander Zverev 2140
6 Novak Djokovic 1975
7 Andy Murray 1930
8 David Goffin 1820
9 Pablo Carreno Busta 1740
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1570
11 Grigor Dimitrov 1565
12 Kei Nishikori 1560
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