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    2018 ATP Race to London

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    #ATP Race to London through 1st 3 months of 2018

    1 @RogerFederer 3,110
    2 @DelPotroJuan 2,120
    3 @Cilic_Marin 1,470
    4 @HyeonChung 1,280
    5 @KAndersonATP 1,070
    6 @JohnIsner 1,040 (⬆️288 spots)
    7 Alexander Zverev 925
    8 @DieSchwartzman 825
    9 @BautistaAgut 815
    10 @GrigorDimitrov 805
    "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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    "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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    2018 ATP Race to London

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    A little creativity with the photos would be nice. Intensity overload. Ask James Corden to fun it up.
    Last edited by MeganFernandez; 07-17-2018 at 01:02 PM.
    Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.

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    10 August 2018

    NADAL QUALIFIES FOR 2018 NITTO ATP FINALS



    LONDON — Rafael Nadal becomes the first singles player to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, clinching his place in the elite field for a 14th straight year with his victory over Marin Cilic on Friday night in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals.

    This November at The O2 in London, the Spaniard will attempt to add to a remarkable resume that includes four year-end No. 1 finishes, a record 32 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles and 17 Grand Slam trophies. Nadal, who made his tournament debut in 2006, reached the final in 2010 and ’13.

    “It's my 14th qualification for the [Nitto ATP Finals] in a row, so it's great news,” he said.

    Nadal has been close to unbeatable since returning in April from a right hip injury to claim an ATP-best four titles. The World No. 1 triumphed at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell for a record 11th time each, contributing to his 50 straight sets won on clay – an Open Era record for a single surface. He followed with his second Masters 1000 title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. A week after his 32nd birthday, Nadal claimed a record 11th trophy at Roland Garros. En route to the title at the clay major, he became only the fifth player in the past 50 years to record 900 match wins. He improves to an impressive 38-3 season record, after reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon and, this week, in Toronto.

    Nadal is looking to finish as the year-end No. 1 in consecutive years for the first time and for the fifth time overall, which would tie Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer on the leaderboard – one behind Pete Sampras. Next week, on 18 August, will mark 10 years since Nadal first rose to World No. 1.

    Nadal and Federer have shared the No. 1 ATP Ranking throughout the 2018 season, and the Spaniard can extend his already-sizeable lead over the Swiss entering the Western & Southern Open should he win his fourth Rogers Cup title on Sunday. Federer, 37, returns to action next week at the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati.

    Alexander Zverev, a winner of three ATP World Tour titles this season, is next in line to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals. The 21-year-old German is followed in the ATP Race To London by six-time champion Federer, who will be aiming to make his 16th appearance at the season finale, and past qualifiers Juan Martin del Potro, Novak Djokovic, Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem. Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson, who is aiming to qualify for the first time, began the week in the eighth position and will climb in the Race standings on Monday with his run in Toronto; he will play #NextGenATP star Stefanos Tsitsipas on Saturday for a place in his first Masters 1000 final.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena annually, as well as generating global viewership figures reaching an average of 95 million viewers each year, 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 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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    ATP RACE STANDINGS (as of August 20, 2018)

    1 Rafael Nadal 6760
    2 Roger Federer 4620
    3 Novak Djokovic 4445
    4 Alexander Zverev 4275
    5 Juan Martin del Potro 3710
    6 Marin Cilic 3455
    7 Kevin Anderson 3270
    8 Dominic Thiem 3005
    9 John Isner 2570
    10 Fabio Fognini 1895

    http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2018-08-20/28858.php
    "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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    8 September 2018

    DJOKOVIC, FEDERER CLINCH 2018 NITTO ATP FINALS SPOTS

    LONDON — Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, two of the most successful players in the history of the season finale, have joined World No. 1 Rafael Nadal as qualifiers for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

    Five-time former champion Djokovic clinched his place in the elite field for the 11th time by reaching the US Open final on Friday with victory over Kei Nishikori of Japan, which meant that six-time titlist Federer automatically sealed his spot for a record 16th season as a result of the Grand Slam champion rule*.

    he 31-year-old Djokovic made 10 straight appearances at the prestigious season-ending tournament from 2007-2016, compiling a 31-11 record with titles in 2008, 2012-15. He also reached the 2016 final, finishing runner-up to Andy Murray in a match that decided who finished year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.

    Djokovic has returned to his peak-performance days in 2018 with his fourth Wimbledon trophy (d. Anderson) in July and a historic first Western & Southern Open title in Cincinnati (d. Federer), which saw him become the first singles player to capture all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns in the history of the series (since 1990). Having won 21 of his past 22 matches, the Serbian will play Juan Martin del Potro, who is currently in third in the ATP Race To London, in his seventh US Open final on Sunday.

    Federer will make a 16th visit to the season finale, having competed in 2002-15 and 2017, with a 55-13 match record, including titles in 2003-04, 2006-07, 2010-11. He also reached the final on four other occasions, finishing runner-up to David Nalbandian in 2005 and to Djokovic in 2012, ’14-15.

    More than 14 years after he first became No. 1, Federer returned for a six-week stint to the top of the ATP Rankings on 19 February 2018, breaking a number of records — the longest period between stints at No. 1, the oldest player to attain top spot and for the longest duration between first and last days at the summit of men’s professional tennis. He also held the top spot on two other occasions, in the week beginning 14 May (one week) and from 18 June (one week), for 310 weeks overall.

    The 37-year-old Swiss retained the Australian Open crown (d. Cilic) in January, marking his 20th Grand Slam championship trophy, and the following month he captured the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament title in Rotterdam (d. Dimitrov), after which he returned to No. 1 for the first time since 4 November 2012. Federer picked up the 98th trophy of his career at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart (d. Raonic), and also finished runner-up at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (l. to Del Potro), which broke a 17-match winning streak, the Gerry Weber Open in Halle (l. to Coric) and in Cincinnati.

    Del Potro is the next in line to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, which would mark his first appearance at The O2 in London since 2013. Alexander Zverev of Germany, Croatia’s Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Austria’s Dominic Thiem hold down the fifth through eighth spots in the ATP Race To London.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena annually, as well as generating global viewership figures reaching an average of 95 million viewers each year, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    * The Grand Slam champion rule is for a current-year major championship winner, who is guaranteed to finish between Nos. 8-20 in the ATP Race To London.

    # # #

    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 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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    Colombians Clinch ✓

    It's been a season to remember for Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah: their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, their first Grand Slam final and now qualification to the Nitto ATP Finals. Get your tickets to watch the Colombians when they make their debut at The O2 in November!

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    It looks like neither of last year's WTF winners will qualify this year. Dimitrov currently sits 15th in the race while Kontinen/Peers are 10th.
    25 GRAND SLAM TITLES: 5 SINGLES 13 DOUBLES 7 MIXED

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    3 October 2018

    DEL POTRO SECURES RETURN TO NITTO ATP FINALS


    LONDON — Juan Martin del Potro becomes the fourth singles player to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, clinching his place in the elite field for the first time since 2013 — and the fifth year overall — with victory over Karen Khachanov on Wednesday to reach the China Open quarter-finals. The Argentinean will join World No. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain, Serbia’s five-time former champion Djokovic and six-time former titlist Roger Federer of Switzerland at The O2 in London from 11-18 November.

    "I'm happy to get in London after five years," said Del Potro. "It will be an amazing moment for me. I will love to be part of the eight players, to make that event. Of course, it's a very special tournament for us. I will be excited to do well in London."

    The 30-year-old Del Potro first qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in 2008, when the event was held in Shanghai, finished runner-up to Nikolay Davydenko in the championship match the following year in the first edition at The O2, and later clinched his spot again in 2012-13.

    Almost nine years after he first broke into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings, the Tandil native returned to the elite on 15 January 2018. On a run of 15 straight matches, Del Potro beat three Top 10 players en route the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC crown in Acapulco (d. Anderson) and recorded the 400th match win of his career in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals (d. Raonic) en route to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophy in Indian Wells (d. Federer). He also finished runner-up at the ABS Classic in Auckland (l. to Bautista Agut) and the Abierto de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex in Los Cabos (l. to Fognini), prior to moving up to a career-high No. 3 on 13 August.

    This year, Del Potro advanced to his second Grand Slam championship final in New York City, nine years on from lifting the 2009 US Open crown (d. Federer). He also reached the Roland Garros semi-finals for a second time (also 2009) and the Wimbledon quarter-finals (l. to Nadal both times).

    With four singles spots left up for grabs, Germany’s Alexander Zverev is next in line to qualify for the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals for the second consecutive season, followed by Marin Cilic of Croatia, Dominic Thiem of Austria and South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, and Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah are the only doubles team to have clinched a place at London in November.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena annually, as well as generating global viewership figures reaching an average of 95 million viewers each year, as the ATP’s best eight singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.

    # # #

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Moz View Post
    It looks like neither of last year's WTF winners will qualify this year. Dimitrov currently sits 15th in the race while Kontinen/Peers are 10th.
    They're only 9th when you factor in Mike Bryan being qualified twice, with Bob Bryan and Jack Sock.

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    12 October 2018

    ALEXANDER ZVEREV SET FOR RETURN TO NITTO ATP FINALS

    LONDON — Alexander Zverev, one of the most exciting young players on the ATP World Tour, is set to return to the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held 11-18 November at The O2 in London. The 21-year-old German has qualified for the second successive year and joins Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer in the 2018 field.

    "It's great to finally officially make it and again be a part of the best eight, which is an elite group," said Zverev. "It is a goal for everyone at the beginning of the season. I'm very pleased to be in London again and get another opportunity to play there for the second year in a row. I'm looking forward to the tournament.

    "I put it close to equal as a Grand Slam, actually. It's probably one of the most prestigious events that we have, because to get there, you have to be one of the best eight players in the world… Just being a part of it, just playing there is already an honour itself. It's close to, or it's maybe equal to winning a Grand Slam, and I think other players will tell you the same thing, because just to be there, you obviously play well throughout the whole year."

    Zverev, who secured his place by beating Kyle Edmund to reach the semi-finals of the Rolex Shanghai Masters on Friday, is the first German to clinch a berth in successive years at the season finale since three-time former champion Boris Becker (1985-92, 1994-96). In 2017, Zverev became the youngest player to compete at the season-ending tournament since 20-year-old Del Potro in 2008 and was the first German singles qualifier since Rainer Schuettler in 2003.

    With a 49-15 match record this year, Zverev has compiled the most tour-level victories in 2018, breaking a tie with Dominic Thiem (48), who is also in the running to take one of the three remaining singles berths with one month to go until the start of the Nitto ATP Finals.

    Zverev picked up his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown in May at the Mutua Madrid Open (d. Thiem), becoming the first player to win a clay-court title without being broken since the ATP started keeping stats in 1991. He also successfully retained titles at both the BMW Open by FWU in Munich (d. Kohlschreiber) and the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. (d. De Minaur). Additionally, he finished runner-up in two Masters 1000 finals, the Miami Open presented by Itau (l. to Isner) and the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (l. to Nadal).

    Croatia’s Marin Cilic is next in line to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals for the fourth time, followed by Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Austria’s Thiem, who all feature in the Top 8 in the ATP Race To London. Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, and Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are the only doubles team to have clinched a place at London in November.

    The Nitto ATP Finals welcomes more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena annually, as well as generating global viewership figures reaching an average of 95 million viewers each year, 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 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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    Four Top Teams Are In!

    ✔️ The past two year-end No. 1 duos.
    ✔️ Winners of three of this year's four Grand Slams.

    Six of the eight doubles berths at the Nitto ATP Finals have been secured after a dramatic week at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. Shanghai champions Kubot/Melo and finalists Murray/Soares secured qualification for London. Mike Bryan/Sock and Herbert/Mahut also qualified and will join ATP Doubles Race to London leaders Marach/Pavic and 2nd-placed Cabal/Farah.

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    London Calling! Two Teams Clinch Spots

    Raven Klaasen & Michael Venus, and Nikola Mektic & Alexander Peya, will make their team debuts at next month's Nitto ATP Finals.

    Watch the world's best singles and doubles players close up from 11-18 November at The O2 in London.

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