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Race To London: Runners & Riders

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Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic look set to battle it out for the year-end world No 1 ranking, but six of the other best players of the season will also be in attendance at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, which takes place from November 13-20. 

Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori are among the other players who will be involved. However, seventh-placed Rafa Nadal has withdrawn while 15th-ranked Roger Federer won't be in the capital following his injury-hit campaign and Nick Kyrgios, ranked 12th, is currently suspended.

The tournament, which also features an eight-team doubles draw, will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Here, we look at those players who have qualified ahead of the ATP Paris Masters, which is also live on Sky Sports, and those who are still in with a chance of making the season-ending finale.

1. Novak Djokovic (10,600 points)

Australian Open and French Open champion Djokovic might be under pressure from Andy Murray for his world No 1 ranking, but he will be the man to beat at the O2 Arena having won the tournament four years in a row. He has spent a total of 122 consecutive weeks as No 1 heading to Paris which is the longest stretch since Roger Federer's 237 straight weeks (2004-08).


ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada (Outdoor/Hard)

Roland Garros (Outdoor/Clay)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid (Outdoor/Clay)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami (Outdoor/Hard)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells (Outdoor/Hard)

Australian Open (Outdoor/Hard)

Doha (Outdoor/Hard)

2. Andy Murray (10,185)

The Scot has excelled since winning Wimbledon for a second time and then successfully retaining his Olympic title in Rio this summer. He won back-to-back titles in China before collecting his seventh title of the season in Vienna.


Vienna (Indoor/Hard)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai (Outdoor/Hard)

Beijing (Outdoor/Hard)

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games (Outdoor/Hard)

Wimbledon (Outdoor/Grass)

London / Queen's Club (Outdoor/Grass)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (Outdoor/Clay)

3. Stan Wawrinka (5,105)

Swiss star Wawrinka landed his third Grand Slam title and his 11th consecutive win in a championship final with an unforgettable victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open at Flushing Meadows. All his titles in 2016 have come on hardcourts which makes him a real dangerman heading to Paris and London.


US Open (Outdoor/Hard)

Geneva (Outdoor/Clay)

Dubai (Outdoor/Hard)

Chennai (Outdoor/Hard)

4. Milos Raonic (4,690)

The 25-year-old began his season in style by winning his eighth Tour title at the Brisbane International before falling to Andy Murray at the semi-final stage at the Australian Open. He reached his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon where he lost out once more to Murray.

"I have had my best ever season so far this year and it is a great reward to be one of the first few players to qualify for London," Raonic told the official ATP World Tour website. "I love playing indoors and I look forward to finishing 2016 hopefully on a high note."


Brisbane (Outdoor/Hard)

5. Kei Nishikori (4,615)

Nishikori won his 11th Tour title in Memphis, but then fell at the final hurdle in Miami and Barcelona. He reached his second Masters 1000 final of the year in Toronto before losing to Stan Wawrinka in the last four of the US Open.


Memphis (Indoor/Hard)

6. Gael Monfils (3,625)

The Frenchman is set to make his debut at the season-ending spectacular after a career-best year where he finished runner-up to Rafa Nadal at the Monte-Carlo Masters. He later claimed the biggest title of his career in Washington.

"I heard a lot of great things about the event, every match is like a final and I always love to play on a big stage," Monfils told the official ATP World Tour website.


Washington (Outdoor/Hard)

7. Rafa Nadal 


8. Dominic Thiem (3,205)

Thiem became only the ninth active player - and 29th in Open Era history to win three titles on three different surfaces in the same year. He is riding high on a quest of a wave and surely a shoo-in for London.


Stuttgart (Outdoor/Grass)

Nice (Outdoor/Clay)

Acapulco (Outdoor/Hard)

Buenos Aires (Outdoor/Clay)

9. Marin Cilic (3,090)

Marin Cilic boosted his chances by beating Kei Nishikori in the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basle at the weekend. The Croatian currently stands in the final qualifying spot for the end-of-season showpiece and has a lead of 210 points over ninth-placed Tomas Berdych.


ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati (Outdoor/Hard)

10. Tomas Berdych (2,880)

The Czech former world No 4 is in danger of missing out on the prestigious season finale for the first time in six years. Berdych, 31, retained his Shenzhen Open title with victory over Richard Gasquet in his only title of the year. He must reach the semi-final stage at the Paris Masters to stand a chance of qualification.


Shenzhen (Outdoor/Hard)

Other players in with a chance:11. David Goffin (2,690)

The world No 12 must reach the final in Paris for chance to qualify. He is a Japan Open finalist and semi-finalist at Indian Wells, Miami, Metz and Antwerp this year.

13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2,370) 14. Roberto Bautista Agut (2,340) & 16. Lucas Pouille (2,106)

All must win the title in Paris to stand any chance of qualifying for London

The final standings of each group shall be determined by the first of the following methods that apply:

a) Greatest number of wins.

b) Greatest number of matches played.

c) Head-to-head results if only two players are tied.

d) If three players are tied, then: i) If three players each have one win, a player having played less than all three matches is automatically eliminated and the player advancing to the single elimination competition is the winner of the match-up of the two players tied with 1-2 records; or ii) Highest percentage of sets won; or iii) Highest percentage of games won; or iv) The player positions on the Emirates ATP Rankings as of the Monday after the last ATP World Tour tournament of the calendar year. v) If (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) produce one superior player (first place), or one inferior player (third place), and the two remaining players are tied, the tie between those two players shall be broken by head-to-head record.

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