Reaching the semi-final at Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal became the first player who has qualified for the ATP Finals in London, punching the ticket for the premium ATP event for the 15th year in a row! Just a few days later, world no.
1 Novak Djokovic has secured the spot in London as well, qualifying for the ATP Finals for the 12th time in a career as only the sixth player who achieved that after Federer, Connors, Nadal, Agassi and Lendl! The five-time ATP Finals champion missed only one season-ending tournament since 2007, two years ago when he was injured, and he should be among the title favorites at the O2 Arena in London in November, especially after another thrilling result at Majors that pushed him towards the leading spot in the ATP Race.
On Sunday, Novak claimed the fifth Wimbledon crown, defeating Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 after four hours and 57 minutes, the longest Wimbledon final in history! With these 2000 points, Novak currently stands on 6725 points collected in 2019, more than enough to propel him towards London where he lifted the trophy in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Since the beginning of the season, Novak has played nine ATP tournaments and won three titles, including two Major crowns and one at Masters 1000 level. The results were not that good in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo but there was nothing wrong with Djokovic's form since May, winning Madrid, losing the final in Rome and the semi-final at Roland Garros before going all the way at Wimbledon where he earned the 16th Major title.
With Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal already securing London tickets, there are six spots up for grabs in the next three and a half months, with Roger Federer as the first candidate to join them at the premium ATP event, standing as the third player with more than 5000 points so far in 2019.