ATP Finals Field Set As Tsonga, Tipsarevic Take Final Two Spots
by Staff | November 1st, 2012, 6:25 pm

The Race for London ended today with the two JTs, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic, scoring wins at the Paris Tennis Masters to clinch the last two spots at the London Finals next week.

Tsonga and Tipsarevic join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro in the singles line-up, as the world’s best players battle for the last title of the season at The O2.

Tsonga will make his third trip to the finals, Tipsarevic his second after replacing Andy Murray last year.

“It’s really important for me to have qualified. With the big four at the moment, it’s not easy to get rewards in tennis, so for me this is one of my rewards. It feels good to be a part of it,” Tsonga said. “I have some great memories from last year where I played the final against Roger. It was huge for me, one of the big moments of my career.”

Tsonga, Tipsarevic, Berdych and Ferrer who is in a third set with Stanislas Wawrinka remain in the Paris event.

This weekend, the final eight will be divided into two groups of four based on random, alternating rankings. Richard Gasquet will assume the alternate role unless Gilles Simon wins Paris.

Last year Federer defeated Tsonga in three sets in the final.

The event begins on Monday.

The final eight field:
1 Novak Djokovic
2 Roger Federer
3 Andy Murray
5 David Ferrer
6 Tomas Berdych
7 Juan Martin del Potro
8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
9 Janko Tipsarevic

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15 Comments for ATP Finals Field Set As Tsonga, Tipsarevic Take Final Two Spots

chobbs Says:

does anyone know when exactly the groups will be drawn and scheduling i.e which group will play on monday? i assume that the group with the finalist(s)of paris will play on tuesday

courtside Says:

Murray isn’t winning this year end championship in this form.

Djokovic or Federer for the win hopefully.

volley Says:

>>Murray isn’t winning this year end championship in this form

everyone said the same thing about the USO after Chardy knocked him out of Cincy. if we’re looking ahead based on current form, Fed and Novak’s prospects don’t look too rosy either.

Murray, Del Potro Join Exodus Paris And Save Energy For Paris; Ferrer Sets Sights On First Masters Title Says:

[…] former champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic were winners, and both qualified for the last two spots in London. Tsonga now faces the highest seed remaining, David Ferrer. The Spaniard is seeking his first […]

Margot Says:

Agreing with volley here.
Andy didn’t look so hot just b4 Wimbledon either.
Perhaps lack of consistency is his secret weapon, his opponents never know what to expect….
Nor his devoted fans either….;)

alison Says:

Margot as long as he plays at top level at the WTFs is all i want now,whats gone is gone.

Margot Says:

Morning Alison :)
Agree. I believe Lendl will be in London kicking some butt, that’s a plus.
Everything crossed for Andy at least to get to the semis.

the DA Says:

@ courtside – all your recent posts seem to indicate a concern about Andy. I think volley and margot’s posts are are spot on, and will help to allay any worries you have.

Polo Says:

I’ve lost interest in this Paris Open. I will save my excitement for next week’s event. I only hope Ferrer will get his first Masters title. He is the only player I like who is still in contention.

skeezer Says:


Same here. See ya all!

the DA Says:

heh…Berdy knocked out by Simon.

volley Says:

are Tsonga and Tipsy are the only ones going into WTF with any form?

alison Says:

Afternoon Margot lol,sorry i sent the post then dissapeard straight off to work this morning,anyway yeah heres hoping Andy will give a good acount of himself in London,i believe more people are talking up both Novak and Rogers chances,i like that as it eases the pressure off Andy slightly.

courtside Says:

The DA
Are you writing a book? Leave that chapter out.

courtside Says:

The Da, Volley, and Margot

I repeat :
Murray isn’t winning this year end championship in this form.

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