One of the eight spots in London was sealed as Rafael Nadal qualifies for the Nitto World Tour Finals. The tournament is set to take place from 12-19 November and Nadal qualified after winning his record 10th Roland Garros title.
“I’ve had a great season so far and I am happy to have already qualified for London,” said Nadal. “I could not play last year because of injury so I look forward to returning in November.”
Nadal has earned a place in the elite eight-man field for 13 straight seasons, his first one coming in 2005. He achieved his best results in 2010 and ‘13, when he finished runner-up to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic respectively.
This year, Nadal has compiled an ATP-best 43-6 match record with four titles so far. In addition to becoming the first player in the Open Era to claim 10 titles at a single Grand Slam tournament, he joined Novak Djokovic at the top of the all-time ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title leaders list, taking his haul to 30 with his triumphs at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and Mutua Madrid Open.
Six-time champion Roger Federer – winner of the Australian Open, BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open titles – is next in line to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals and returns to action this week on grass at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart.
The Nitto ATP Finals hosts more than 250,000 fans to The O2 arena each year, as well as generating a global TV viewership of more than 100 million.
ATP’s Top 8 singles players and doubles teams compete over eight days at the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world.