Greece’s 21-year-old tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas has officially qualified for next month’s ATP Finals in London, which will feature the eight best players in the world.
The ATP Finals are the season-ending championships in men’s tennis. Given that Tsitsipas has accumulated 3,730 points throughout the course of the 2019 season, it is mathematically impossible for him to not finish the year in the top eight. Also having qualified so far include Spain’s Rafael Nadal, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, Switzerland’s Roger Federer, and Austria’s Dominic Thiem. Defending champion Alexander Zverev of Germany has yet to qualify, though he is currently in seventh place in the standings and is in a good position to return to London.
The finals will take place on an indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in London from November 10-17. The eight players will be drawn into two groups of four, with the top two players from each group advancing to the semifinals. There will also be two alternates at the event.
CURRENT ATP RACE STANDINGS:
1. Rafael Nadal (Spain) – 9,225 points
2. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) – 7,945 points
3. Daniil Medvedev (Russia) – 5,875 points
4. Roger Federer (Switzerland) – 5,690 points
5. Dominic Thiem (Austria) – 4,525 points
6. STEFANOS TSITSIPAS (GREECE) – 3,730 points
7. Alexander Zverev (Germany) – 2,855 points
8. Matteo Berrettini (Italy) – 2,545 points
9. Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) – 2,485 points
10. David Goffin (Belgium) – 2,325 points
*Players in bold have already qualified for the ATP Finals
by Andrew Stamas
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