Following Pablo Carreno Busta’s loss to Rafael Nadal Friday at the Paris Masters, Diego Schwartzman clinched the last and eighth spot in the ATP Finals event in London.
The 28-year-old Schwartzman will make his debut in the year-end event alongside 5-time winner Novak Djokovic, defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and fellow first-time Andrey Rublev.
The 28-year-old Schwartzman will be the first Argentine player to compete at the Nitto ATP Finals since Juan Martin del Potro in 2013. Schwartzman is the eighth singles player from Argentina to feature in the 50-year history of the tournament, following in the footsteps of 1974 titlist Guillermo Vilas (1974-77, ’79-82), Jose-Luis Clerc (1980-83), Guillermo Coria (2003-05), 2005 champion David Nalbandian (2003, ’05-06), Gaston Gaudio (2004-05), Mariano Puerta (2005) and 2009 runner-up Del Potro (2008-09, ’12-13).
Due to the ranking freeze, six of the eight players from the 2019 field are back with only the injured Roger Federer and Italian Matteo Berrettini not returning.
Set to begin on November 15, the fan-less event will feature the Top 8 players in the world in a round-robin competition.
The player groups will be released early next week.
2020 ATP Finals Field
* First time participants
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