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    Re: 2017 ATP WTF 11/12 - 11/19

    I read that as Nadal should be Oudin

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    I read that as Nadal should be Oudin
    It's a free country - you can worship whoever you like.


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    19 September 2017

    NITTO ATP FINALS WELCOMES J.P. MORGAN AS OFFICIAL BANKING PARTNER OF SEASON FINALE

    LONDON – The ATP today announced a new partnership that will see J. P. Morgan become a Platinum Partner and Official Banking Partner of the Nitto ATP Finals beginning in 2017. The news follows May’s announcement that the world’s biggest indoor tennis tournament would remain at The O2 in London through 2020.

    "Our season finale in London has enjoyed great success since 2009, and continues to grow on a global level, attracting more than 100 million broadcast viewers in 2016. Today, we’re delighted to welcome J.P. Morgan as partner to our prestigious showcase event,” said Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President. “This new agreement is a testament to what we have built over the last eight years at The O2, and we look forward to growing the tournament’s success even more with the support of such a world-renowned brand."

    “The Nitto ATP Finals tournament is the perfect fit for J.P. Morgan. The competition features the world’s best singles and doubles players at the top of their game. Earning a coveted spot at the season showdown is a result of hard work, focus and success throughout the year – all values we share at J.P. Morgan,” said Vis Raghavan, J.P. Morgan’s Head of Banking for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa and Deputy CEO of the region.

    “The Nitto ATP Finals will be an exciting show for tennis fans everywhere, but especially for those who get to experience the action live here in London. We’re thrilled to help bring the best-of-the-best to The O2,” said Alessandro Barnaba, J.P. Morgan’s Co-Head of International Sales and Marketing.

    To be held 12-19 November, the Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million, as the ATP’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have secured the first two singles berths to this year’s tournament. The players are locked in what appears to be a two-way battle for the coveted year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking, which could be decided in London for the second consecutive year. In 2016, Andy Murray needed to beat Novak Djokovic in the final to become the 17th man in history to finish the year No. 1.

    # # #About the Nitto ATP Finals
    The Nitto ATP Finals is the year-end climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. Players compete for Emirates ATP Rankings points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of the eight coveted berths and a chance to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world. Played using a round-robin format, each player plays three matches as they compete for a berth in the knockout semi-finals and beyond. The prestigious tournament has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000 the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney, and Shanghai. In 2009 the tournament was moved to London, where it will be played through 2020. For more information, please visitwww.NittoATPFinals.com.

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    I felt Nadal as Zeus as that is Greek mythology and Nadal lives in the Mediterranean. Federer is more Teutonic, closer to Viking lore.

    Anyway, we can have them as Shiva and Vishnu. You decide which is which.
    Starry starry night

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101 View Post
    I felt Nadal as Zeus as that is Greek mythology and Nadal lives in the Mediterranean. Federer is more Teutonic, closer to Viking lore.

    Anyway, we can have them as Shiva and Vishnu. You decide which is which.
    I guess I was thinking more of Federer as 'God of the Gods' and Nadal as the guy with hammer.

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    Re: 2017 ATP WTF 11/12 - 11/19

    Feds definitely has some of Zeus's characteristics, that's for sure

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    LONDON – Twenty-year-old Alexander Zverev is set to make his debut at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held 12-19 November at The O2 in London. A winner of two ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles this season, the German joins Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the 2017 field, leaving five places up for grabs with six weeks to go until the season-ending tournament.

    ““I think it's great for any player to qualify for a prestigious event that we have in London,” said Zverev, who attended the tournament in 2015 to receive his ATP Star of Tomorrow Award presented by Emirates. “It's really an award for, I think, every player that shows that you've been one of the best players, not only for one or two weeks in a year, but you've been one of the best players for the whole year. That's something special. That's an amazing achievement for me, and I think for all the other guys, as well.

    “The atmosphere is amazing in London. I've been there for the award that I got two years ago. So hopefully it’s going to be similar to that. I know it's going to be a very special event for me.”

    Zverev, who qualified by reaching the semi-finals at the China Open in Beijing, is the youngest player to clinch a berth at the season finale since a 20-year-old Juan Martin del Potro in 2008 and the first German singles qualifier since Rainer Schuettler in 2003.

    One year since lifting his first ATP World Tour trophy at the St. Petersburg Open, Zverev has won five in 2017 – tied with Nadal and Federer for the most singles titles this season. With his triumphs on clay at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Djokovic) and on hard court at the Coupe Rogers in Montreal (d. Federer), he became the first player outside the ATP’s ‘Big Four’ to win multiple Masters 1000 titles in a season since David Nalbandian in 2007.

    Zverev additionally won the ATP World Tour 500 title at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., and claimed a pair of ATP World Tour 250 titles – at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier and BMW Open by FWU in Munich. In Montpellier, he also teamed up with older brother Mischa Zverev to win the doubles title.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    # # #

    About the Nitto ATP Finals

    The Nitto ATP Finals is the year-end climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. Players compete for Emirates ATP Rankings points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of the eight coveted berths and a chance to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world. Played using a round-robin format, each player plays three matches as they compete for a berth in the knockout semi-finals and beyond. The prestigious tournament has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000 the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney, and Shanghai. In 2009 the tournament was moved to London, where it will be played through 2020. For more information, please visit www.NittoATPFinals.com.

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    13 October 2017

    DOMINIC THIEM QUALIFIES FOR NITTO ATP FINALS


    LONDON – Dominic Thiem has qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held 12-19 November at The O2 in London, for a second successive year as a result of Friday’s quarter-finals at the Shanghai Rolex Masters. Thiem, who is currently No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Race To London, joins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev in the 2017 field, leaving four places up for grabs with four weeks to go until the prestigious season-ending tournament.

    “I am very proud to have qualified again this year,” said Thiem. “It is not easy to qualify once but even more so to repeat the following year. I look forward to competing with the best players in the world at The O2."

    The 24-year-old Thiem is the first Austrian singles player to qualify for multiple season finales since former World No. 1 Thomas Muster competed in the 1990, 1995-97 events. Last year at the Nitto ATP Finals, Thiem compiled a 1-2 record in round-robin group play.

    Thiem, who is one of the most-travelled players on the ATP World Tour – competing in 24 tournaments in 2017 (46-23 match record), has lifted one trophy this year at the Rio Open presented by Claro in Rio de Janeiro (d. Carreno Busta) and has finished runner-up at the Mutua Madrid Open (l. to Nadal), an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, and at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (l. to Nadal). Coached by Günter Bresnik, the right-hander compiled a 24-5 record in clay-court matches in 2017, also advancing to the semi-finals at Roland Garros for the second consecutive year (d. Djokovic in QFs, l. to Nadal) and at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Nadal in QFs, l. to Djokovic in SFs).

    Three doubles teams — Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus, and Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan — also clinched their spots for the elite eight-doubles field after the conclusion of Friday’s play at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Shanghai. The pairs will join Henri Kontinen and John Peers, Lukas Kubot and Marcelo Melo, and 2015 champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau at The O2 in London next month. Two team spots remain up for grabs.

    Murray and Soares have qualified as a team for the second successive year, while Roland Garros champions Harrison and Venus — who are currently No. 7 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London — book their spot as they are guaranteed to be the highest-ranked Grand Slam titlists positioned at least between No. 8 to No. 20. The Bryan twins, who have captured the prestigious season finale crown on four occasions (2003-04, ’09, ’14), have secured their place for the 15th straight year (2003-17).

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    Emirates ATP Race to London – Top 12 (as of end of play Friday, 13 October 2017)
    Singles
    Pos. Name YTD Points
    1. R. Nadal (ESP) 10,225
    2. R. Federer (SUI) 7,865
    3. A. Zverev (GER) 4,400
    4. D. Thiem (AUT) 3,725
    5. M. Cilic (CRO) 3,535
    6. G. Dimitrov (BUL) 3,455
    7. S. Wawrinka (SUI) - season over due to injury 3,150
    8. D. Goffin (BEL) 2,750
    9. P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,605
    10. N. Djokovic (SRB) - season over due to injury 2,585
    11. S. Querrey (USA) 2,525
    12. K. Anderson (RSA) 2,425

    Emirates ATP Doubles Team Race to London – Top 10 (as of end of play Friday, 13 October 2017)
    Doubles
    Pos. Name YTD Points
    1. L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 7,270
    2. H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 6,510
    3. J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 4,980
    4. J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) 4,820
    5. B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 4,355
    6. P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) 4,215
    7. R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) 3,060
    8. R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) 2,975
    9. I. Dodig (CRO) / M/ Granollers (ESP) 2,900
    10. O. Marach (AUT) / M. Pavic (CRO) 2,670


    # # #
    About the Nitto ATP Finals
    The Nitto ATP Finals is the year-end climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. Players compete for Emirates ATP Rankings points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of the eight coveted berths and a chance to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world. Played using a round-robin format, each player plays three matches as they compete for a berth in the knockout semi-finals and beyond. The prestigious tournament has been contested in major cities around the world with a rich history dating back to the birth of The Masters in 1970 in Tokyo. Since 2000 the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney, and Shanghai. In 2009 the tournament was moved to London, where it will be played through 2020. For more information, please visit www.NittoATPFinals.com.

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    Querrey and Anderson lost today in Vienna, so Dimitrov and Cilic have qualified for ATP Finals in London (alongside Nadal, Federer, Zverev and Thiem). Two spots left.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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    I'm surprised Sam qualified, even moreso that Anderson did as well, coming back from injury and all.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    24 October 2017

    DIMITROV, CILIC QUALIFY FOR NITTO ATP FINALS


    LONDON – Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic have both secured their places at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held from 12-19 November at The O2 in London. They will join World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, six-time champion Roger Federer, 20-year-old debutant Alexander Zverev and two-time qualifier Dominic Thiem in the elite eight-man field.

    Dimitrov, the first Bulgarian to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, and Cilic, who previously qualified in 2014 and 2016, clinched their berths today after fellow contender Sam Querrey lost in the first round of the Erste Bank Open 500 in Vienna.

    In compiling the best season of his career, Dimitrov won his biggest title in August when he claimed his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (d. Kyrgios). The Bulgarian also put together a 16-1 record en route to the Australian Open semi-finals (l. to Nadal) and a pair of ATP World Tour 250 titles. He defeated three Top 10 players — Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori — in the final three rounds of the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp. On home soil at the Garanti Koza Sofia Open, the 26-year-old lifted the trophy with victory over David Goffin in the final. Last week, he finished as runner-up to Juan Martin del Potro at the Intrum Stockholm Open.

    Cilic claimed the ATP World Tour 250 crown at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open in April (d. Raonic), and also reached two finals in London — one at Wimbledon (l. to Federer) and the other at the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club (l. to Lopez). The same week that 29-year-old Cilic won in Istanbul, he also became the third Croatian to record at least 400 match wins (also Goran Ivanisevic, Ivan Ljubicic). Currently at a career-high World No. 4 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Cilic has won at least one ATP World Tour title for 10 consecutive years. His 17 career titles are the second-most for a Croatian behind Ivanisevic with 22 crowns.

    With just two weeks left of the regular ATP World Tour season, Goffin and Pablo Carreno Busta, who are both within the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Race To London, are leading the battle to claim the last two spots in London and qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time.

    In the doubles field, Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo, Henri Kontinen/John Peers, Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau, Jamie Murray/Bruno Soares, Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Ryan Harrison/Michael Venus and Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut have already secured their places in the eight-team field. One team spot is left up for grabs, which will be decided at next week’s Rolex Paris Masters, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams of the season compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    Emirates ATP Race to London – Top 12 (as of end of play Monday, 23 October 2017)
    Singles
    Pos. Name YTD Points
    1. R. Nadal (ESP) 10,465
    2. R. Federer (SUI) 8,505
    3. A. Zverev (GER) 4,400
    4. D. Thiem (AUT) 3,725
    5. G. Dimitrov (BUL) 3,560
    6. M. Cilic (CRO) 3,535
    7. S. Wawrinka (SUI) - season over due to injury 3,150
    8. D. Goffin (BEL) 2,750
    9. P. Carreno Busta (ESP) 2,605
    10. N. Djokovic (SRB) - season over due to injury 2,585
    11. S. Querrey (USA) 2,525
    12. K. Anderson (RSA) 2,470

    Emirates ATP Doubles Team Race to London – Top 10 (as of end of play Monday, 23 October 2017)
    Doubles
    Pos. Name YTD Points
    1. L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) 7,510
    2. H. Kontinen (FIN) / J. Peers (AUS) 7,150
    3. J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) 4,980
    4. J. Murray (GBR) / B. Soares (BRA) 4,820
    5. B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) 4,400
    6. P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA) 4,215
    7. I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Granollers (ESP) 3,080
    8. R. Harrison (USA) / M. Venus (NZL) 3,060
    9. R. Klaasen (RSA) / R. Ram (USA) 3,020
    10. O. Marach (AUT) / M. Pavic (CRO) 2,920

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    Re: 2017 ATP WTF 11/12 - 11/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Drop-shot View Post
    I'm surprised Sam qualified, even moreso that Anderson did as well, coming back from injury and all.
    Is this future Drop speaking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Is this future Drop speaking?
    2018 WTA French Open Champion, Australian Open runner-up and winner in WTA player of month voting for January

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    Re: 2017 ATP WTF 11/12 - 11/19

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Is this future Drop speaking?
    Completely misread that.
    Meet again we do, old foe...

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    Loss to Krajinovic in #RolexPMasters 2R means Sam Querrey will finish season just outside of Top 10 and will not qualify for #NittoATPFinals
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




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