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Djokovic Is First To Qualify For ATP Finals






Newly crowned Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is the first man to qualify for this year's calendar ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the reinstated world no.1 from Serbia is perfectly placed to defend the title he won at the London 02 Arena for the third time last November.

Currently five of the seven other available places are filled by players who contested the event a year ago but Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori are in the line to play for the first time.

However with the US Open and four Masters 1000 events still to be played, four of the places are likely to be extremely competitive when it comes to qualifying over the next three and a half months.

Tomas Berdych currently stands in fifth place on the Race to London with 3050 points and below him there are six players within little more than 800 points.

Six times winner Roger Federer is handily placed to contest the event for the 13th consecutive year but London organizers will be concerned that Andy Murray, who missed the tournament last year while recuperating from back surgery, could again miss out. The Scot who has dropped down to tenth spot in the world rankings, currently only stands in seventh on the Race.

Current positions in the Race to London.

Novak Djokovic       7250 pts (qualified)
Rafael Nadal          6645 pts
Roger Federer        4650 pts
Stan Wawrinka       4095 pts
Tomas Berdych      3050 pts
Grigor Dimitrov        2785 pts
Andy Murray           2435 pts
Kei Nishikori           2405 pts

9. David Ferrer        2385 pts
10. Ernests Gulbis  2265 pts
11. Milos Raonic     2205 pts
12. Marin Cilic         1710 pts
13. Fabio Fognini     1500 pts
14. Aleksandr Dolgopolov 1410 pts
15. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga  1365 pts
16. Kevin Anderson 1360 pts

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