The race to the ATP World Tour Finals

With just three weeks remaining of the regular ATP Tour season, seven players are still racing for a spot on the bench at London’s 02 Arena in November.

Kei Nishikori (4,265 points)
Nishikori will take to the court in Valencia next week, but the worst-case scenario is that he will still hold an advantage of around 300 points to ninth place. A couple of quarter-final appearances in Valencia and Paris should however, be enough for him to make the finals.

Marin Cilic (3,990 points)
Cilic will be confirmed for London at the end of the week, providing that Tomas Berdych or Milos Raonic doesn’t win in Stockholm and Moscow this week.

Tomas Berdych (3,945 points)
Berdych will hang on to seventh place at the end of the week with a couple of wins in Stockholm, but a tournament victory will see him have one foot into the final. A last-four spot in either Valencia or Paris should also see him seal his place in London.

Milos Raonic (3,750 points)
With just 35 points separating himself from ninth-placed David Ferrer, Raonic needs to perform in Moscow this week. His participation in London could come down to the showings of his main rivals, but a win in Basel or last-four spot in Paris would probably be enough for him to qualify for the O2.

David Ferrer (3,715 points)
As the top seed in Vienna, Ferrer will be expected to reach the final to add some vital points but he will need to at least reach the last four in either Valencia or Paris to guarantee his place.

Andy Murray (3,655 points)
Murray is currently 95 points away from eighth place which means that it’s imperative that he wins in Vienna this week, which would also deny Ferrer maximum points in Austria. The two-time major champion would have to follow that up with a minimum of a last-four finish in Valencia or Paris to give himself any kind of chance of making London.

Grigor Dimitrov (3,450 points)
Dimitrov must defend his title in Stockholm this week to give himself any sort of chance for London. Failing that, he must reach the final in either Basel or Paris, or he will have to wait another 12 months to make his debut in the end-of-season tournament.

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