David Goffin has qualified for his first ATP Finals, taking the 7th berth. The Belgian qualified for the year-end event despite falling to Juliean Benneteau in Paris today, Goffin got in after Lucas Pouille fell to Jack Sock.
“I would have preferred to have qualified by winning my match and Lucas is a friend but I am still so happy to have qualified!” said Goffin who played at the event as an alternate last year. “It is every player’s dream to make the Finals and it is my first time there so I can’t wait to get to London!”
Goffin’s berth leaves just one spot left in London with Pablo Carreno Busta, Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner in the hunt.
Carreno Busta, who lost his Paris opener, is still in the lead but del Potro will overtake him for the final spot if he beats Isner in the quarterfinals tomorrow, but will clinch by reaching the finals. Isner will get the last spot if he wins the Paris title.
Sock and Roberto Bautista Agut also harbour outside chances but have to win the Paris event first and then have help.
ATP FINALS CONFIRMED PLAYERS
1 Rafael Nadal
2 Roger Federer
3 Alexander Zverev
4 Dominic Thiem
5 Marin Cilic
6 Grigor Dimitrov
7 David Goffin
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