LONDON, October 9, 2016
Milos Raonic will make his second appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after becoming the fourth player to qualify for the prestigious season-ending tournament, to be held from 13-20 November at The O2 in London.
The Canadian’s spot in London was confirmed following Saturday’s results in Beijing and Tokyo and the release of the Shanghai Rolex Masters draw.
In 2014, Raonic became the first Canadian and the first player born in the 1990s to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals singles competition.
“I have had my best ever season so far this year and it is a great reward to be one of the first few players to qualify for London,” said Raonic. “I love playing indoors and I look forward to finishing 2016 hopefully on a high note.”
The 25 year old started his season winning his eighth ATP World Tour title at the Brisbane International, avenging defeat to Roger Federer from the year before. It paved the way for a maiden run to the Australian Open semi-finals, where he defeated former champion Stan Wawrinka en route, before falling to Andy Murray. Three times he finished runner-up in 2016 – at the BNP Paribas Open (l. to Djokovic) and at the Aegon Championships (l. to Murray) before again falling to Murray in his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has welcomed more than 1.8 million fans to The O2 arena over the past seven years, establishing itself as the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world since moving to London in 2009. A record 102 million broadcast viewers also tuned in across the eight days of competition in 2015. The ATP announced last year that the event would remain at The O2 through to 2018. Tickets can be purchased at: www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com.