Tsonga and Tipsarevic secure spots for ATP Finals
PARIS (AP) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Serb Janko Tipsarevic secured the last two places for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
They needed to win their third-round matches at the Bercy indoor arena in Paris, regardless of other results. Tsonga beat Nicolas Almagro of Spain, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3) and Tipsarevic defeated Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
They will join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin del Potro at The O2 arena in London next week.
Tsonga will be making his third appearance at the season finale. Tipsarevic returns for a second consecutive year, having appeared as an alternate in 2011 following Murray's withdrawal due to injury.