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By Chris Oddo

Men vie to qualify for ATP World Tour Finals in London (November 8, 2012) -- After four days of round-robin play you’d think that the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals semifinal qualification scenarios would have simplified a bit, but it seems like they’ve only gotten more complicated.

Below you will find, verbatim, the ATP’s breakdown of the scenarios heading into the final two days of group play. Click here for a link to the standings.

While some scenarios are a bit convoluted (a lot of ifs and a lot of thens), it’s clear that Roger Federer or Juan Martin Del Potro will both get in if they can triumph against the other on Saturday. It’s also clear that Janko Tipsarevic is done after today’s loss to Del Potro, and that Federer is through to the semis no matter what happens.

In Group A, which takes the court again tomorrow, Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga automatically qualify with a triumph against the other. Strangely, Tsonga can still qualify despite his 0-2 record thus far. If he defeats Andy Murray in straight sets Friday and Novak Djokovic defeats Berdych in straight sets, then the Frenchman qualifies No. 2.

Any other questions? See below...

Singles Group A qualification scenarios after the completion of the 2nd round of the event's group stage:

1) Regardless of score, if N. DJOKOVIC defeats T. BERDYCH and A. MURRAY defeats J. TSONGA, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and A. MURRAY qualifies 2nd.
2) Regardless of score, if T. BERDYCH defeats N. DJOKOVIC and J. TSONGA defeats A. MURRAY, then T. BERDYCH wins the group and N. DJOKOVIC qualifies 2nd.
3) If N. DJOKOVIC defeats T. BERDYCH in 2 sets and J. TSONGA defeats A. MURRAY in 2 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and J. TSONGA qualifies 2nd.
4) If N. DJOKOVIC defeats T. BERDYCH in 2 sets and J. TSONGA defeats A. MURRAY in 3 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and A. MURRAY qualifies 2nd.
5) If N. DJOKOVIC defeats T. BERDYCH in 3 sets and J. TSONGA defeats A. MURRAY in 2 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and T. BERDYCH qualifies 2nd.
6) If N. DJOKOVIC defeats T. BERDYCH in 3 sets and J. TSONGA defeats A. MURRAY in 3 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and A. MURRAY qualifies 2nd.
7) If T. BERDYCH defeats N. DJOKOVIC in 2 sets and A. MURRAY defeats J. TSONGA in 2 sets, then A. MURRAY wins the group and T. BERDYCH qualifies 2nd.
8) If T. BERDYCH defeats N. DJOKOVIC in 2 sets and A. MURRAY defeats J. TSONGA in 3 sets, then T. BERDYCH wins the group and N. DJOKOVIC qualifies 2nd.
9) If T. BERDYCH defeats N. DJOKOVIC in 3 sets and A. MURRAY defeats J. TSONGA in 2 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and A. MURRAY qualifies 2nd.
10) If T. BERDYCH defeats N. DJOKOVIC in 3 sets and A. MURRAY defeats J. TSONGA in 3 sets, then N. DJOKOVIC wins the group and A. MURRAY qualifies 2nd.


Singles Group B qualification scenarios after the completion of the 2nd round of the event's group stage:

1) Regardless of score, if R. FEDERER defeats J. DEL POTRO and D. FERRER defeats J. TIPSAREVIC, then R. FEDERER wins the group and D. FERRER qualifies 2nd.
2) Regardless of score, if R. FEDERER defeats J. DEL POTRO and J. TIPSAREVIC defeats D. FERRER, then R. FEDERER wins the group and J. DEL POTRO qualifies 2nd.
3) Regardless of score, if J. DEL POTRO defeats R. FEDERER and J. TIPSAREVIC defeats D. FERRER, then J. DEL POTRO wins the group and R. FEDERER qualifies 2nd.
4) If J. DEL POTRO defeats R. FEDERER in 2 sets and D. FERRER defeats J. TIPSAREVIC in 2 sets, then J. DEL POTRO wins the group and R. FEDERER qualifies 2nd.
5) If J. DEL POTRO defeats R. FEDERER in 2 sets and D. FERRER defeats J. TIPSAREVIC in 3 sets, then J. DEL POTRO wins the group and R. FEDERER qualifies 2nd.
6) If J. DEL POTRO defeats R. FEDERER in 3 sets and D. FERRER defeats J. TIPSAREVIC in 2 sets, then R. FEDERER wins the group and J. DEL POTRO qualifies 2nd.
7) If J. DEL POTRO defeats R. FEDERER in 3 sets and D. FERRER defeats J. TIPSAREVIC in 3 sets, then R. FEDERER wins the group and J. DEL POTRO qualifies 2nd.


Scenarios courtesy of www.atpworldtour.com

 

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