Novak qualifies for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London!

World no.2 Novak Djokovic has secured his place in the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals which will be held at The O2 Arena in London from 21-28 November.

Novak qualified for the season finale after reaching the final of the China Open in Beijing with a 7-6(1), 6-2 victory over American John Isner on Saturday.

The season-ending tournament features the world’s top eight singles players and eight doubles teams competing to be officially crowned as the 2010 ATP World Tour Champions.

The 23-year-old Djokovic will be making his fourth consecutive appearance in the year-end championships. He won the event in 2008 in Shanghai when he beat Nikolay Davydenko in the final.

“I was really happy to hear the news. It’s four consecutive years for me to get to the Finals, so this achievement means a lot. Of course I will do my best to get even further than I did last year to try to pass the group stage, but there’s still a way to go. It was incredible how many people came out and watched us last year. I really look forward to playing in front of that crowd in The O2 again,” said Novak.

Nole joins Nadal and Federer as the first three players to qualify for the event. Only five more places are up for grabs. Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Tomas Berdych, Andy Roddick, Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer and Mikhail Youzhny continue to battle for South African Airways 2010 ATP Rankings points in order to secure their places in the coming weeks.

There are several more challenges for Djokovic before the season-ending tournament.

The first one is on Sunday at 10am CET when the defending champion faces no.8 seed David Ferrer in the China Open finals. The Spaniard defeated Croat Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

It will be the ninth encounter between Djokovic and Ferrer. Their H2H is 4-4.

Novak is appearing in his 3rd final of the year in attempt to win his18th career title and second in 2010.

Good luck Nole!

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