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Will Tsonga Qualify For Shanghai?

  • Yes

    Votes: 13 65.0%
  • No

    Votes: 7 35.0%
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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?
 

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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.
 

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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 ?
 

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Tsonga will be qualified by the end of the weekend.
 

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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.
 

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I think it's the period of the dumbest threads flooded most since I resigstered this forum.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I voted yes cause he is 1 win away ;)
 

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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.
 
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