Despite a statment made to the contrary on Saturday, Tomas Berdych’s place in the upcoming ATP World Tour Finals is not guaranteed
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The ATP announced that Tomas Berdych had qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday, as Juan Martin Del Potro crashed out of the Valencia Open 500 in the semi-finals against eventual champion Marcel Granollers. It has since been revealed that the ATP had made a miscalculation, and Berdych will still need to rack up some ranking points this week in Paris.
Having been keen to announce Berdych’s qualification, the ATP even contacted him, and received the following comments. “It feels great to qualify for the second consecutive year. It was one of my goals at the beginning of 2011 and my results have been very consistent this season. I have great memories of The O2, the event was amazing last year and I hope I will do better this time.”
A little over five hours later, the ATP released a new statement. “We apologize that an error was made in the projected qualification of Tomas Berdych, and that he has not yet officially secured his place in the Top 8 at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals,”
Berdych is well placed to qualify, though he’ll need to fend off competition from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Mardy Fish, Nicolas Almagro, Juan Martin Del Potro, Janko Tipsarevic, Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils.
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