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Will Tsonga Qualify For Shanghai?

Jaffas85
01-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Yes, it is early but do you think Tsonga's Australian Open run is a flash in the pan or that he would take a lot of confidence from the tournament and go on to be a very consistent player in the Masters Series and Grand Slams this year and potentially qualify for Shanghai?

masterscup
01-26-2008, 12:41 PM
I dont know yet, but Im now in Shanghai

Black Adam
01-26-2008, 12:44 PM
I think he can do well during the grass and Hard court season. I think there is a rule that says any Grand Slam winner or Finalist who finishes in the top 20 gets a Masters Cup Spot, though I am not sure about that. Probably as an alternate like Philippoussis in 2003. I think he will fare better during this year's Grass and Hardcourt season due to this confidence booster and improved fitness.

Jaap
01-26-2008, 12:45 PM
Not only will he qualify but he will win it without dropping a point.

Tal256
01-26-2008, 12:46 PM
If Tsonga wins tomorrow , is he qualified for Shangai ? Isn't there a rule that says that every grand slam champion , even if he does not finish in top 8 , is qualified for shangai ?

Action Jackson
01-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Tsonga will be qualified by the end of the weekend.

MrExcel
01-26-2008, 12:51 PM
If Tsonga wins tomorrow , is he qualified for Shangai ? Isn't there a rule that says that every grand slam champion , even if he does not finish in top 8 , is qualified for shangai ?

The rule used to be that the 8th TMC spot is reserved for either the 8th person in the Champions Race, or a Grand Slam champion outside of the top 7 but within the top 20. I'm not sure if it's changed now to allow all Grand Slam champions to automatically qualify or not.

Sean.J.S.
01-26-2008, 12:52 PM
No. One tournament doesn't count for the whole year, sorry.

Bilbo
01-26-2008, 12:52 PM
the answer you are searching for is NO

my0118
01-26-2008, 12:59 PM
I think it's the period of the dumbest threads flooded most since I resigstered this forum.

juvvi
01-26-2008, 01:03 PM
I think it's the period of the dumbest threads flooded most since I resigstered this forum.

This makes my Gasquet threads seem like works of art.

Horatio Caine
01-26-2008, 01:05 PM
Probably not, but it isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

jonny84
01-26-2008, 01:16 PM
Too early to say.

Bagdahtis didnt when he reached the Australian Open in 2006, but Gonzalez did last year.

I think there is the potential there; it just depends on how the next few tournaments go.

Kolya
01-26-2008, 01:18 PM
In 2009.

Tom Paulman
01-26-2008, 01:21 PM
I voted yes cause he is 1 win away ;)

Voo de Mar
01-26-2008, 01:34 PM
Almost one win :p
Look at Masters Cup 2002. Thomas Johansson won Australian Open that year, finished the regular season as a No. 14 but wasn't qualified directly to Masters Cup. "Wild Card" got No. 11 - Albert Costa who won Roland Garros.