Here's the fourth & the last part of my discussion on World Tour Finals, 2013 qualifications. My first discussion started before Shanghai Masters, 2013 & second discussion was a lead-up post Shanghai Masters, 2013 till Bercy Masters, 2013.
Also, as you all know, I was the first to report about Tomas Berdych qualifying for World Tour Finals, 2013 (ATP broke the news almost 20 hours after me), so, now that only 7 days are left in the Tennis season before World Tour Finals, 2013, so, this short discussion is to cover the last 3 qualifications left for World Tour Finals, 2013.
File picture of O2 getting ready for the the season ending Barclay's ATP World Tour Finals
This is how the live ATP points of the next 5 opponents looks like (updated just after Roger Federer's loss to Juan Martin Del Potro in the finals of Swiss Indoors, Basel 2013)
i) Roger Federer ---- 3445 points
ii) Stanislas Wawrinka- 3150 points
iii) Richard Gasquet-- 3120 points
iv) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ---- 3055 points
v) MilosRaonic ---- 2770 points
vi) Tommy Haas- 2425 points
Before we go any further further, please have a look at the Bercy Masters draw right here.
A closer looks at the Bercy Draw, which you can see here, shows us that Richard Gasquet & Jo Willy Tsonga are scheduled to meet in the 3rd Round, so, only one of them can get to Quarter-finals or Round of 8 at Bercy Masters, 2013.
So, if Gasquet wins that QF & manages to beat Rafa Nadal in the Quarters, similarly, if Wawrinka manages to beat Djokovic to get to semis & Raonic also manages to get to semis, we will have the following semis ----
1st --- Stan Wawrinka vs Del Potro
2nd-- Milos Raonic vs Richard Gasquet
So, at best, if Gasquet reaches SF, he will be on 3480 points by adding 360 points
Stan Wawrinka reaches Semis, he will be on 3510 points again by adding 360 points
& Raonic if he wins will be on 3770 points by adding 1000 points.
While Tommy Haas can at best get to 3425 points even if he wins Bercy MASTERS title, which is less than the starting points of Roger Federer.
So, here are the 3 conditions where in Roger Federer will 100% qualify for World Tour Finals, 2013 -----
(i) If Federer wins his 2nd round match (he will be getting a 1st round bye) against Youzhny or Anderson, he will add up 90 points, thus, will get to 3535 points
or (please note that, its an or, meaning, if Roger Federer fails to win any match at Bercy)
(ii) Milos Raonic fails to win Bercy Masters 2013 title.
or (iii) Stanislas Wawrinka or Richard Gasquet fail to reach Bercy Masters semi-finals.
If any one of these three conditions get fulfilled, Roger Federer will qualify for World Tour Finals, 2013 & that's 100% sure.
Please be informed that only way, Tsonga can go ahead than Roger Federer in points if if he reaches finals of Bercy Masters & if that happens, automatically, Gasquet & Raonic will get eliminated below the above specified conditions.
So, if you are a Roger Federer fan, get ready to cheer for your man as he is 99.9999999999999999999% sure to qualify for World Tour Finals for the 12th consecutive year & don't forget to invite me for a cup of coffee for all these updates .
Can Stan Wawrinka or Gasquet or Tsonga or Tommy Haas qualify for World Tour Finals, 2013? To get the answer to that question, click here.