: The last three pieces of the ATP World Tour Finals jigsaw puzzle fell into place on Thursday as victory for Gael Monfils at the Paris Masters determined the final programme for the event in London.

The 12th-seeded Monfils, a losing finalist to Novak Djokovic here a year ago, produced a spectacular 6-7(4), 7-6(2), 7-5 win over Fernando Verdasco that ended the Spaniard's hopes of making the eight-man roster. The third-round victory by Monfils means Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, Spain's David Ferrer and American Andy Roddick will complete the field for the season-ending event that starts a week on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Djokovic, Andy Murray and Robin Soderling had already secured their places at the event at London's O2 Arena.

Earlier, eighth seed Andy Roddick defeated Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 6-3, 7-6(8).

Bhupathi-Mirnyi advance

Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi kept themselves in the hunt for a place in the World Tour Finals by reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters with a come-from-behind win. The sixth seeds beat Jonathan Erlich and M Kohlmann 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 in one hour and nine minutes in the second round match.

The results: Third round: Andy Roddick bt Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-6(8); Gael Monfils bt Fernando Verdasco 6-7(4), 7-6(2), 7-5.

Second round: Stanislas Wawrinka bt Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 6-4; Andy Murray bt David Nalbandian 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; Jurgen Melzer bt Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-6(6); Llodra bt John Isner 6-3, 6-4; Nikolay Davydenko bt Thomaz Bellucci 6-3, 6-0; David Ferrer bt Fabio Fognini 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4); Roger Federer bt Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4; Robin Soderling bt Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-0. Doubles: Mahesh Bhupathi & Max Mirnyi bt Jonathan Erlich & M Kohlmann 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 .

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