London officially calling for Roddick, two spots left
Originally published on: 26/02/10 11:48
The ATP today confirmed that Andy Roddick has qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, meaning just two spots remain for the year-ending showdown at London’s O2 Arena next month.
As tennishead reported last week, Roddick will join Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro at the season finale, to be held from 22-29 November at The O2 in London.
News of Roddick’s qualification has coincided nicely with the announcement that further tickets have today been released for all sessions of the ATP World Tour Finals, giving fans another chance to grab a piece of the action.
“The reaction I received after the Wimbledon final was something I will never forget”
Roddick has now qualified for the season ending championships for seven straight years the second-longest active streak behind World No. 1 Federer, who secured his eighth consecutive invitation earlier this season.
And the American, who has enjoyed mixed fortunes on the west side of London over the years, is looking forward to his trip to London’s east end.
“The reaction I received from fans after the Wimbledon final was something I will never forget,” said Roddick. “I’ve always had great support in London and I’m looking forward to being back there in November. I’m sure it will be a fantastic event.”
Despite suffering a left knee injury in his opening match at the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 last week, Roddick was given the all-clear by doctor back in New York after an MRI scan confirmed no serious damage.
The 27-year-old is expected to resume training in two to three weeks for a return at the BNP Paribas Paris Masters 1000.
Roddick’s qualification mean that just two spots at the ATP World Tour Finals remain up for grabs, with the battle expected to go down to the wire in Paris.
Behind Nikolay Davydenko, boosted by last weeks Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 title, less than 1,000 points separate current No.8 Fernando Verdasco from compatriot Tommy Robredo at No.15 in the year-to-date rankings.
The ATP also announced today that fans are able to secure the final tickets made available for all sessions of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena this November.
The ‘lower bowl’ tickets, can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 0844 847 2495 in the UK or +44 161 372 0025 from overseas.