Thursday, 7 November 2013

World Tour Finals 2013 - Qualification Scenarios (Group A)

The 2013 ATP World Tour Finals are midway through the Round Robin stages, and if there's one thing that's certain about any big tournament with a round robin format - by the end of day 3, everybody's head hurts from scenarios and calculations. So... let's keep it simple, shall we?

There are two matches left in Group A - Rafael Nadal vs Tomas Berdych and Stanislas Wawrinka vs David Ferrer. Here are the possible scenarios for the group in terms of who wins and in how many sets:


Nadal in 2 Nadal in 3 Berdych in 3 Berdych in 2
Wawrinka in 2 1.Nadal
2.Wawrinka
1.Nadal
2.Wawrinka
1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Berdych
2.Nadal
Wawrinka in 3 1.Nadal
2.Wawrinka
1.Nadal
2.Wawrinka
1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Berdych
2.Nadal
Ferrer in 3 1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Berdych
2.Nadal
1.Berdych
2.Nadal
Ferrer in 2 1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Nadal
2.Berdych
1.Berdych
2.Nadal
1.Berdych
2.Nadal

So, to put it simply:
  • Nadal already qualified.
  • Wawrinka only qualifies if he wins and Berdych loses.
  • Berdych qualifies if he wins or if Wawrinka loses.
  • To finish first in the group, Berdych must win. If he wins in 3, he needs Ferrer to win as well.
Stay tuned for Group B scenarios later today! ETA: Group B scenarios

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