Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski have one last opportunity to qualify for doubles at the ATP Finals this week in Bulgaria. The eight-man tournament at the London O2 Arena, which begins on Sunday, has one spot left, with Murray and Skupski currently unqualified in ninth place.
The British duo defeated Igor Zelenay & Divij Sharan 6-3, 3-6, 10-6#BackTheBrits pic.twitter. Top start for @jamie murray & @nealskupski in Sofia Com/Y2fu7T5DYV- LTA (@the LTA) November 9, 2020 Last week’s second-round defeat at the Rolex Paris Masters was costly, but Murray and Skupski still have a shot at the Sofia Open to overtake Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, currently ranked eighth. Murray and Skupski, who won their first-round match on Monday, need to reach the final to even have a chance, and if Melzer and Roger-Vasselin win their opening match, they will have to win the title. The hopes of Murray and Skupski will be over if top seeds Melzer and Roger-Vasselin reached the final themselves.