Saturday November 1st, 2014

The eight-player field for the ATP World Tour Finals is set. With Kei Nishikori's 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 win over David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Masters of Friday, Nishikori became the first Asian-born player to qualify for the season-ending championships. Nishikori's win also ended Ferrer's chances of qualifying for a sixth straight year and put Canada's Milos Raonic into the World Tour Finals as the final qualifier. Tomas Berdych booked his spot earlier in the day by defeating Kevin Anderson to advance to the semifinals.

Here's a look at the eight-man field for the World Tour Finals, which begins on November 9. The draw will be held on Monday in London.

Novak Djokovic

  • Current ranking: No. 1
  • Match record: 55-8 (in Paris semifinals)
  • Titles: 5 (Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Wimbledon, Beijing)
  • Season highlight: Won Wimbledon for a second time, defeated Roger Federer 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4​.
  • World Tour Finals history: Two-time defending champion, playing in his eighth consecutive WTFs. Won the title in 2008, 2012, and 2013.

Roger Federer

  • ​Current ranking: No. 2
  • Match record: 68-11
  • Titles: 5 (Dubai, Halle, Cincinnati, Shanghai, Basel)
  • Season highlight: Leads the tour in match-wins, made the Wimbledon final, back up to No. 2 after falling to No. 8, led Switzerland to the Davis Cup final.
  • World Tour Finals history: A six-time champion, he's playing in his 13th consecutive WTFs. He last won in 2011.

Stan Wawrinka

  • Current ranking: No. 4
  • Match record: 37-15
  • Titles: 3 (Chennai, Australian Open, Monte Carlo)
  • Season highlight: Beat Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal to win his first Slam title at the Australian Open.
  • World Tour Finals history: Qualified for the second time. Made the semifinals in his debut last year.

Tomas Berdych

  • Current ranking: No. 5 (can move up to No. 4 on Monday)
  • Match record: 54-19 (in Paris semifinals)
  • Titles: 2 (Rotterdam, Stockholm)
  • Season highlight: Made the Australian Open semifinals and French Open, U.S. Open quarterfinals.
  • World Tour Finals history: Qualified for a fifth straight year. Made the semifinals in 2011.

Kei Nishikori

  • ​Current ranking: No. 7 (can move up to No. 4 on Monday)
  • Match record: 52-11 (in Paris semifinals)
  • Titles: 4 (Memphis, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo)
  • Season highlight: Defeated Milos Raonic, Stan Wawrinka, and Novak Djokovic to become the first Asian-born player to make a Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open. 
  • World Tour Finals history: Making his debut.

Andy Murray

  • Current ranking: No. 8
  • Match record: 58-18
  • Titles: 3 (Shezhen, Vienna, Valencia)
  • Season highlight: Advanced to the French Open semifinals. Strong post-U.S. Open push saw him go 20-3 to finish the regular season.
  • World Tour Finals history: Qualified for a seventh consecutive season. Did not play last year due to back surgery.

Marin Cilic

  • Current ranking: 9
  • Match record: 54-18
  • Titles: 4 (Zagreb, Delray Beach, U.S. Open, Moscow)
  • Season highlight: Beat Roger Federer and Nishikori to win his first Slam title at the U.S. Open.
  • World Tour Finals history: Making his debut.

Milos Raonic

  • ​Current ranking: 10
  • Match record: 48-17 (in Paris semifinals)
  • Titles: 1 (Washington D.C.)
  • Season highlight: Made his first Slam semifinal at Wimbledon; advanced to the quarterfinals or better at 13 of 18 tournaments.
  • World Tour Finals history: Making his debut.

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