Alexander Zverev has clinched the seventh spot for the ATP Finals in London. The German player has now guaranteed a place in the eight-year player singles field after that Matteo Berrettini lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Wednesday.
Gael Monfils can now reach London by reaching Paris semifinals, or Stan Wawrinka will take it if he wins the title in the last calendar 1000 tournament of the season. If Monfils and Wawrinka fail to qualify, Berrettini will play.
Through a statement, Zverev shared his joy for coming back to London as a defending champion. Last year he defeated Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic back to back to triumph and conquer the trophy. “I am really happy to qualify for the third consecutive year.
Winning the title there last year has been the highlight of my career so far. I have such great memories of The O2”. Despite his loss to Tsonga, Berrettini is satisfied with his year: "I did not deliver a huge performance in Paris.
I came here being very tired, I tried to find some energy buy unfortunately I did not achieve it. Serve and forehand did not work, then he is champion, he won the title here in the past so he has nothing to show. At this level matches are about a few points and he deserved.
I felt I did not have the energy I needed to win a match like this. The crowd was a factor too, it helped him to more excited. Anyway, a season like this is a dream come true." Rafael Nadal is set to play the ATP Finals in London too.