Nadal: Federer will qualify for London

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is convinced that Roger Federer will qualify for the year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London. Federer is seventh in the race to the eight-man field, but Stanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet are only handful of points behind him (85 and 105, respectively).

Gasquet was upset in Shanghai on Tuesday. Milos Raonic, who is 10th in the race, entered the week 375 points behind Federer, who is in Novak Djokovic’s quarter.

“He’s going to go, he’s going to qualify. I am sure of that,” Nadal told reporters in Shanghai. “He (Federer) is not going to have a problem. Even if he doesn’t have lots of points of advantage, I feel he always played well in this last part of the season. He likes to play in these tournaments. He always had the positive results. I really feel that he will do it. He’s a great player and I am sure he will be there and fighting for the title.”

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

#AskNick: What does it take to be a leader?

Legendary coach Nick Bollettieri is here to tell you about leadership. 

No. 8 of '17: Venus outlasts Kvitova in their latest feel-good classic

Kvitova threw the kitchen sink at Venus, but it wasn't enough in their US Open showdown. 

Two-time champ Victoria Azarenka gets Australian Open wild card

Azarenka has played only six matches this year and is ranked 208th.