It’s only a mere three days before the London WTF starts and all 8 contenders are still in action at the Paris Bercy QFs. Bercy is turning out to be a fitting lead-up to the season finale in London — Bercy tournament director Guy Forget must be very pleased with the events this week:
- Wawrinka qualified for the first time at the age of 28, after a breakout season that saw him challenge Djokovic and Murray. The other Swiss guy is the sole “debutante” this year. Gasquet, who nabbed the 8th spot, makes his return to the season finale after 2007. It’s been a solid year for the Frenchman as well, who broke a losing 1-13 losing streak in R4 at Slams, when he reached the SF at the USO this year.
- Fed qualified for the 12th time in his career. Although Fed has struggled this year, he is picking up form after a strong performance in the Basel final (where he lost in 3 sets to DelPo). DelPo and Fed will meet again at the Bercy QF, where it looks like Fed might have the edge. Hopefully, DelPo will put up a fight and eke out the win, as the big man is still vying for his maiden Masters title.
- Today’s Bercy QF line-up: Djokvic vs. Wawrinka, Del Potro vs. Federer, Gasquet vs. Nadal and Ferrer vs. Berdych.
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