Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic qualify for ATP World Tour Finals

Last Updated: 02/11/12 9:24am

  • Share:
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals with win over Nicolas Almagro

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals with win over Nicolas Almagro

Sky Bet

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Janko Tipsarevic both booked places at the ATP World Tour Finals with third round victories at the Paris Masters.

Home favourite Tsonga saw off Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3) at the French tournament while Tipsarevic defeated Juan Monaco 6-3 3-6 6-3.

Those results eliminated Almagro and Monaco from the race for London while the only other remaining hopeful, Milos Raonic, lost 6-3 7-6 (7-1) to Sam Querrey.

Tsonga came out on top in a tight clash with Almagro in which neither player dropped serve, in fact the 11th-seeded Spaniard was defeated without facing a break point in the entire contest.

But Tsonga, who was forced to save two break points in the first set and another in the second, dominated both tie-breaks to complete the win in one hour and 45 minutes.

Tipsarevic was pushed to a third set by Monaco but eventually emerged victorious behind an effective first serve, on which he lost only eight points.

He will face Jerzy Janowicz in the next round after the Pole claimed a shock win against Andy Murray earlier on Thursday.

With Tsonga and Tipsarevic having secured qualification the eight-strong line-up for the World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena has now been completed.

The pair will join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro in Greenwich next week.

Tsonga will be making his third appearance at the season finale, while Tipsarevic returns for a second consecutive year.

  • Share:


ATP Paris 2012

David Ferrer: Finally won a Masters Series event at the fourth time of asking

'Ultimate' win for Ferrer

David Ferrer said victory in his first Masters event was the 'ultimate' reward for his best season on tour.

David Ferrer: Won his seventh title of the year in Paris

Ferrer denies Janowicz

David Ferrer will go to London next week on the crest of a wave after beating Jerzy Janowicz in the Paris Masters.

David Ferrer: Overcame a stiff challenge from Michael Llodra in Paris

Ferrer books Paris final spot

David Ferrer overcame a courageous effort from Michael Llodra to book his place in the final of the BNP Masters.

Most Popular


Good Week/Bad Week

Good Week/Bad Week

So long is a week in the sporting world, one can rise to fame while another can fall from grace.

Sit-down with Rafa

Sit-down with Rafa

Sign in to hear Rafael Nadal discuss his 2015 hopes, recent injury set-backs and the ATP Tour Finals.

Fed at his finest

Fed at his finest

Barry Cowan explains how Shanghai master Roger Federer is playing the best tennis of his stellar career.