Monday, October 26, 2009

ATP World Tour Finals 2009 - Countdown

The newly named ATP World Tour Finals concluding the men's main tennis season circuit is looming, and after some successful years in Shanghai, the elite event now finds its new home in London.

Qualification to be in the top 8 ranked players in the world by season end is reaching a climax with only 2 places remaining, of which the 7th place is very nearly sealed.

Ranking and Qualification as on Sat 24th Oct 2009:
1.Roger Federer - Qualified
2.Rafael Nadal - Qualified
3.Novak Djokovic - Qualified (Defending Masters Cup Champ)
4.Andy Murray - Qualified
5.Juan Martin Del Potro - Qualified
6.Andy Roddick - Qualified
7.Nikolay Davydenko - Provisional
8.Fernando Verdasco - Provisional

With injuries, fatigue and patriotic commitments to the Davis Cup following the event, the best in the world are plagued and pressured to perform at the very highest level after the gruelling season they have been awarded a place by - and now suffer from as a result.

So for those going, or simply any fan waiting to watch, here begins a month of anticipation and excitement as we witness the final push before the greatest glatiators of Men's Tennis enter the ring of the O2 Arena.

Why do I write this now? Well I got the first half of my tickets this morning, and have been waiting for this all year since I booked my seats - so I'm terribly excited!

Do share though - are you going? Have you got your tickets yet? Which days are you planning to go? Who is the player you are most looking foward to seeing in the event, whether you are going or not? And who do you think deserves to qualify for the final two places by their performance in 2009?

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