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Tennis: Nadal down to No.5 but first to qualify for ATP Tour Finals

Published on Jun 10, 2013 9:47 PM
 
Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy after winning against compatriot David Ferrer, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 9, 2013. Nadal has booked his place at tennis' World Tour finals after winning a record eighth French Open crown, the ATP said on Monday, June 10, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP

PARIS (REUTERS) - Rafael Nadal has booked his place at tennis' World Tour finals after winning a record eighth French Open crown, the ATP said on Monday.

The Spaniard has staged a spectacular comeback after being sidelined for seven months with a knee injury from June last year.

Since returning in February, he has reached the final in all of the nine events he has played, winning seven titles including Indian Wells and the Madrid and Rome Masters Series.

The 27-year-old is down a spot to fifth in the world rankings, after swopping places with David Ferrer, the man he beat in Paris on Sunday, but is first in the race standings that are based on the calendar year's results.

 
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