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Djokovic seals spot at year-end ATP World Tour Finals in London

With his 40-2 record and five titles thus far this season, the Serb is the first to qualify for the year-end championships held at The O2 arena in London.

sports Updated: Jun 04, 2015 17:13 IST

World number one Novak Djokovic will bid for a record fourth successive ATP World Tour Finals crown in London later this year after becoming the first man to qualify for the season-ending championships.

Five-time Australian Open champion Djokovic reached the French Open semi-finals by crushing Rafa Nadal on Wednesday and has been virtually unbeatable this season and is currently on a 27-match unbeaten run.

Serbian 28-year-old Djokovic is looking to become the eighth man in history to complete a career grand slam by winning the French Open this week.

Djokovic won the elite ATP Tour Finals for the first time in Shanghai in 2008 and has a hat-trick of titles in London, gaining a walkover in the final last year against an injured Roger Federer.

"I had a great start to 2015 so I am really happy to have qualified so early. I hope I will have a great finish to the year too; I love playing at The O2," Djokovic said.

London's O2 Arena has hosted the event since 2009.

First Published: Jun 04, 2015 17:01 IST