The reigning champion of O2, Alexander Zverev was hanging in the race London and his qualification for the year-end tournament was teetering. With the tenth seed, Matteo Berrettini bowing out at Rolex Paris Masters 2019, Zverev sealed the seventh spot in the race to London.
“I am really happy to qualify for the third consecutive year,” said Zverev. “Winning the title there last year has been the highlight of my career so far. I have such great memories of The O2.”
This year, the German lad won a title in Geneva and later advanced the quarterfinals of Roland Garros for the second consecutive time. Sascha’s first top-ten victory of the season came in Shanghai, earlier this month, where he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets.
Now with Berrettini’s loss to Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, even Stan Wawrinka has chances to qualify for the final tournament of the year and the Swiss is on the 10th spot as Fabio Fognini, Diego Schwartzman, Roberto Bautista Agut and David Goffin fell in Paris. Alex De Minaur is next to Wawrinka in the race.
However, the Italian, Matteo Berrettini has more chances to seize a spot at Nitto ATP Finals for the very first time in his career. The 23-year-old is eighth in the race and has 2670 points.
If the Frenchman, Gael Monfils reaches the finals of the Parisien hard-court Masters tournament, he has the chance to book the eighth spot in London.
On Tuesday, Daniil Medvedev lost to the French qualifier, Jeremy Chardy in three sets. With his loss, the Russian slipped down to the fourth spot in the race to the ATP Finals 2019 and Roger Federer moves to the third spot.
The player with the highest number of titles this season (five titles), Dominic Thiem is fifth in the race followed by Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev taking the sixth and seventh spot respectively.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer take the first three places respectively.