By George Galpin
Last Updated: 13/10/17 12:22pm
Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil
Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have sealed their spot at the ATP World Tour Finals for the second successive year.
The pair had virtually qualified for next month ‘s tournament, needing only a win in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday.
The British-Brazilian duo were victorious over Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in the last eight in China and subsequently confirmed their place at the event at the O2 Arena, which starts November 12.
Murray and Soares were ranked the No1 pair for 2016 after victories in the US Open and Australian Open, but sit fourth in this year’s rankings.
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Despite winning ATP titles in London, Stuttgart and Acapulco and reaching three further finals this year, the pair have not been as successful in the Grand Slams and haven’t progressed past the quarter-final stage in any tournament.
The pair are both in the top ten individual table however with Murray currently one place ahead of his Brazilian partner in ninth.
Murray will be making his third consecutive appearance in the tournament after qualifying in 2015 with John Peer, but his brother Andy has a hip injury which may rule him out of the rest of the season.