Nikolay Davydenko triumphed in London last November, becoming the first Russian to win the ATP World Tour Finals with a superb display against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro. 2 Roger Federer has secured his place in the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London, 21-28 November.
The Swiss clinched his berth after beating Argentine Brian Dabul in the first round of the US Open Monday night.
Under the deal the BBC will screen a live match every day of the 21-28 November event, including the opening match, one semi-final and the final.
1 Rafael Nadal as the only singles players to have clinched their berths in this year’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.Nadal finished as ATP World Tour Champion two years ago and has held No.Last year the crowd and the stadium were unbelievable. I have amazing memories of London,” said the World No.1.Nadal’s triumph at Roland Garros completes an incredible 22-match winning streak during the clay-court season, in which he became the first player in history to win all three clay-court ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in the same year.The tournament is the world’s biggest indoor tennis event, where each of the top eight players are drawn to play a minimum of three round-robin matches to determine which four players advance to the knockout semi-finals. DJOKOVIC QUALIFIES FOR BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALSUS Open finalist Novak Djokovic has qualified for the 2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 21-28 November.
Djokovic clinched his place in the season finale after advancing to the final of the China Open in Beijing with a 7-6(1), 6-2 win over John Isner on Saturday.Of course I will do my best to get even further than I did last year to try to pass the group stage, but there's still a way to go.It was incredible how many people came out and watched us last year. Hewitt/Mc Millan 1976 Mc Nair/Stewart1975 Gisbert/Orantes Round Robin 1970 Ashe/S.The Spaniard also became just the second man in history to win five Roland Garros titles, with only Swedish tennis legend Bjorn Borg ahead on six titles.Nadal last held the No.1 ranking on 29 June, 2009, when he was surpassed by Federer.The Serb, a winner of the season-ending event in 2008, has been a model of consistency throughout the season, reaching the quarter-finals or further at each of the four Grand Slams, as well as capturing his 17th career title in Dubai in February.“I was really happy to hear the news.