PARIS -- Richard Gasquet and Stanislas Wawrinka took the last two spots for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after Milos Raonic lost to Tomas Berdych 7-6 (13), 6-4 on Thursday in the third round of the Paris Masters.
Raonic needed at least a runner-up finish in Paris to have a chance to qualify for the London tournament next week, which features the top eight players. This will be Wawrinka's first appearance; Gasquet also qualified in 2007.
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro and Berdych had already assured their spots before playing in Paris. Andy Murray also qualified but withdrew from the event to recover from back surgery.
"Since Richard has a one-handed backhand, I like it. I like to see one-handed backhands in the Masters," a smiling Federer said about one trait he shares with Wawrinka and Gasquet.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was not surprised by Wawrinka's good season.
"Physically we know how tough he is," Federer said of his Swiss compatriot. "I think it was important for him mentally to show the players and the press, I guess, and the critics, that he can hang tough with the best guys and do it on all surfaces."
Wawrinka won the Portugal Open and had three runner-up finishes, while Gasquet won three titles this year. They both reached the semifinals of the US Open.
"Going to London is not a normal thing," Wawrinka said. "You need to have an exceptional year. This year I had very good results to be able to compete for this. What changed this year is that I really tried to enjoy my victories more."