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Richard Gasquet won't let anything get in the way of the Barclays.
Four spots left. Five players fighting for them. One of them fighting from home, hoping for the others to falter.
Intriguing, or not?
It seems like the field for the Barclays World Tour Finals is set already. The points afforded to Tomas Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka, Roger Federer and Richard Gasquet should be more than enough to cement their positions, even though their last appearances were shaky.
In Shanghai, Berdych and Federer both lost in the round of 16. Berdych went down to No. 16 Nicolas Almagro, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-7 (4). Federer fell to No. 42 Gael Monfils, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6. Federer attempted to shrug off the loss, which the BBC described as making his chances for London "increasingly shaky."
Wawrinka fared better, getting to the quarters before bowing out to Rafael Nadal, 6-7 (10), 1-6.
Gasquet has the most momentum on his side entering the penultimate week of the season. He won his last event, in Moscow. The only blemish on that result is the fact that the highest-ranked player he faced in that tournament was No. 84 Evgeny Donskoy, beating him narrowly, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Still, it would appear that all four will make it.
At least Andy Murray thinks so. On October 19, the Scot posted this to his official Twitter account: "Which players are making the world tour finals? I'm taking Stan roger and gasquet."