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Tournament Name: BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS
Location: LONDON, ENGLAND
Dates: 9–16 NOVEMBER 2014
Prize Money: US $6,500,000
8 Players & 8 Doubles Teams

SITE: The O2
Peninsula Square
London SE10 ODX
SURFACE: ACRYLIC ON WOOD
BALL: HEAD/ATP
WEB SITE: Home | Nitto ATP Finals


The tournament will be a round robin format with 8 players/teams divided in two groups of 4 players/teams each, with 8 seeds to be determined by the Emirates ATP Rankings and the ATP Doubles Team Race to London of November 3. The top seed will be placed in Group A and the second seed will be placed in Group B. Players/teams seeded 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, will then be drawn in pairs with the first drawn placed in group A. The round robin will determine the four players/teams for the semifinals with the format thereafter being an elimination competition. The winner of each group (best overall record) will be placed in separate semifinal brackets, with the top player/team in Group A playing the runner-up in group B, and vice versa. All singles matches will be the best of three tie-break sets. All doubles matches will be 2 sets (no ad) and match tie-break.

Singles and doubles draw: Monday, November 3, tba

ATP Ranking Points
Final Win: +500
Semifinal Win: +400
Round Robin Match Win: +200

Entry deadline: November 3, 2014
Seeding: November 3, 2014


1 Djokovic, Novak SRB
2 Federer, Roger SUI
OUT Nadal, Rafael ESP
4 Wawrinka, Stan SUI
5 Nishikori, Kei JPN
6 Murray, Andy GBR
7 Berdych, Tomas CZE
8 (WC) Cilic, Marin CRO

Alternates
IN Raonic, Milos CAN (replaces Nadal)
1 Ferrer, David ESP
OUT Dimitrov, Grigor BUL
OUT Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA
OUT Gulbis, Ernests LAT
2 Lopez, Feliciano ESP
 

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Re: Singles Entry List (updated October 12, 2014)

Rafa out?

chiara gambuzza ‏@ChiaraGamTWI 25m25 minutes ago
According to IB3,Nadal will NOT play World Tour Finals in London to have surgery before the end of the season.Only Basel and Bercy.
 

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Re: Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated October 12, 2014)

"Following the release of the Valencia Open 500 draw, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, who has already qualified for London, cannot fall below 7th in the Emirates ATP Race London."

So the only scenario where Wawa would be bellow 7th was if Ferrer and Murray were in different halfs
 

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Re: Main draw

So Murray to beat Ferrer tomorrow and Goffin to stop Ferrer in Paris and Raonic to beat the winner of that Andujar/Qualifier match. That's what Raonic needs to qualify for WTF.
 

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Re: Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated October 24, 2014)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/10/44/Race-to-London-Update-Valencia-Basel.aspx

With the Emirates ATP Race To London entering its final week, and four berths remaining, all eyes will be on the Palais-Omnisports de Paris-Bercy for the BNP Paribas Masters. The road to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is set for a thrilling climax with six contenders jockeying to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic at The O2 from 9-16 November.

One player who is sacrificing blood, sweat and tears to reach the season finale is Andy Murray, who is guaranteed to qualify for London if he reaches the quarter-finals in Paris.

"The others guys behind me will need to play extremely well in Paris to knock me out, so I've done everything I could," Murray said.

Contesting his 20th match in five weeks, the Scot clawed past Tommy Robredo for the Valencia Open 500 crown on Sunday, saving five match points to prevail in three hours and 20 minutes - the longest match of the year on the ATP World Tour. Murray, who has catapulted from 11th position to fifth in the Race standings since the US Open, behind an 18-2 record and three titles in Shenzhen, Vienna and Valencia, is in prime position to punch his ticket for the seventh straight year.

"I just kept fighting as hard as I could and it's going to stand me in good stead for the end of this year," added Murray. "I knew I had to win matches at the start of the tournament to get there and I've won some important ones. I've given myself a good opportunity and a good chance.

"When you have to work hard for something and fight for something, you get more satisfaction from it. I've won a lot of close matches in the finals, saving match points and last week (in Vienna) when David (Ferrer) was serving for the match as well."

The 27 year old surged 30 points clear of Japan's Kei Nishikori for a total of 4,295. Nishikori is guaranteed to become the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season finale if he reaches the semi-finals in Paris.

Eighth-placed Czech Tomas Berdych, hoping to qualify for a fifth straight year, failed to press his claim last week when he lost in the first round in Valencia. But Berdych has performed consistently well in Paris, where he won the title in 2005, and is guaranteed to qualify if he reaches the semi-finals.

Ninth-placed Spaniard David Ferrer needs to reach the final in Paris to guarantee his place in London. But having won the tournament in 2012 and finished runner-up last year, he will be hopeful of making it to the finale for a sixth straight year.

Milos Raonic (10th) and fellow young gun Grigor Dimitrov (11th) are seeking to become the first players born in the 1990s to join the elite eight in London. Both would need to hoist their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy in order to guarantee qualification. Dimitrov has no chance of qualifying if he does not reach at least the semi-finals.

Last week Rafael Nadal, who had already qualified, announced his withdrawal from London due to an impending appendectomy.

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has welcomed more than 1.25 million fans to The O2 arena over the past five years, establishing itself as the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world since moving to London in 2009. Tickets to the tournament, which takes place from 9-16 November, can be purchased at: www.BarclaysATPWorldTourFinals.com.
 

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Re: Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated October 31, 2014)

Perfect:rocker2:

Ferrer :bigwave:
 
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