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ATP World Tour Elite Eight have declared themselves in exquisite fashion. Look who is standing!
- Novak Djokovic (GS - Wimbledon)
- Roger Federer
- Rafael Nadal (GS - French Open - Oops, sidelined for surgery)
- Stan Wawrinka (GS - Australian Open)
- Kei Nishikori
- Andy Murray
- Tomas Berdych
- Milos Raonic
- Marin Cilic (GS - US Open)
- Alternate: David Ferrer
Now, will the real stud please step forward? Has stan-the-man already peaked? Is Novak smiling? Is Murray tiring? Is Marin ready to spring a surprise? Who will step forward now? Let the battles begin.
DOWN TO THE WIRE (10/30/14)
This year's race to the ATP World Tour Final is an action-packed nail-biter down to the wire with five players yet to be guaranteed a spot, eight players live in the hunt, 1000 points up for the taking at this week's Paris Masters, and a field of phenomenal spoilers - landmines, if you will - such as Monfils, Tsonga, Verdasco, Lopez, Robredo, Gasquet and Anderson all in the hunt for a share of those golden points.
500 points offered iin Valencia hot upon the heels of the prevuous week's three simultaneously available 250 points rewarded us with sequential marathon final battles - Murray vs Ferrer (Vienna) & Murray vs Robredo (Velencia) - catapulting Murray from the fringes of the race up to No. 5. But will he be bounced from that spot? Grigor Dimitrov wants to have a say. Winning this title would guarantee Grigor Dimitrov his first spot amongst the Elite Eight.
The trouble for eveyone, as Nadal sits on the sideline recovering from an appendectomy, is this: who will have enough left in the tank for London's In-Door Pressure cooker battle in the 02 for 1500 ponts and this prestigious '5th' grandslam title? And is Marin Cilic ready to spring his second surprise. He is into London by virtue of his US Open Grab, he has stayed clear of this down-to-the-wire crab fight, and he's got an OMG Serve issued no sweat!
There are spoilers everywhich way you turn this year.
Who is your pick?