The last spot in the ATP Finals in London was secured by Dominic Thiem after Tomas Berdych fell in Paris today. The 23-year-old Thiem will join Gael Monfils as debutants in the event.
“I’m so happy to have made it to London, also thanks to Andy and Milos who helped me out,” said Thiem. “It’s been a dream since my childhood to qualify for the ATP Finals. In the past two years it became a goal and to achieve it at such a young age it is amazing, 20 years after the only other Austrian player. It’s going to be a great experience to compete against the best players in the world. I look forward to spending a week with them in London.”
The 8 Players
The groups (John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl) will be announced Monday afternoon. The event begins a week from Sunday.
Novak Djokovic is the only former champion or player to even make the final in the field. Djokovic has won the event the last four years, five times overall. And he and Andy Murray will also be in a battle for the No. 1 ranking.
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