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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:31 PM

Wawrinka, Gasquet book last 2 ATP Finals spots


PARIS (AP) -- Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka took the last two spots in the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after Milos Raonic lost to Tomas Berdych 7-6 (13), 6-4 on Thursday in the third round of the Paris Masters.

Raonic needed at least a runner-up finish in Paris to have a chance to qualify for the London tournament next week, which features the top eight players. This will be Wawrinka's first appearance; Gasquet also qualified in 2007.

''It was more difficult for me to qualify this time than six years ago,'' Gasquet said. ''It was tough for me to come back, and today I believe the tennis is at a very high level. I played a lot better than six years ago.''

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Berdych had already assured their spots before playing in Paris. Andy Murray also qualified but withdrew from the event to recover from back surgery. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wawrinka-gasquet-book-last-2-211147331--ten.html



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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:34 PM

1. Hooray! Stan's had a really good year...

 

He deserves a spot.

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Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:21 PM

2. Enjoy both of their games....

And both one handed backhands! Should be a great tournament.

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