06:48 AM GMT October 12, 2017
Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau will attempt to reclaim the Nitto ATP Finals crown when they make their return to The O2 this November. The Dutch/Romanian duo joins Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo and defending champions Henri Kontinen/John Peers in the elite eight-team field, clinching their berth by reaching the Shanghai Rolex Masters quarter-finals.
Rojer and Tecau will make their team’s third appearance at the season finale, to be held from 12-19 November, previously qualifying in 2014-15. On their last visit, they not only claimed the title without the loss of a set (d. Bopanna/Mergea in the final), but also clinched the year-end No. 1 Emirates ATP Doubles Team Ranking following their semi-final victory over the Bryan brothers.
This will be the fifth overall appearance at the Nitto ATP Finals for each player. Rojer qualified in 2012-13 with Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, while Tecau qualified in 2011-12 with Robert Lindstedt.
This season, Rojer and Tecau have won four titles, highlighted by their second Grand Slam crown at the US Open (d. Lopez/Lopez). They also lifted the ATP World Tour 500 trophy at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and a pair at the ATP World Tour 250 tournaments at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open and Winston-Salem Open.
Five places remain up for grabs in the doubles field with one month to go until the season finale. Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares are next in line to qualify, and can secure a second straight trip to The O2 by winning their quarter-final match in Shanghai.