He may have ended his title drought by lifting the Shenzhen Open trophy over the weekend but Andy Murray is already eyeing up more success before the end of the year.
Murray, who has endured a difficult season, saved five match points before beating Spaniard Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 in China on Sunday.
The final victory was the Scot’s first tournament win since his famous Wimbledon victory of 2013 and moved him up to tenth in the rankings in the race to reach the ATP World Tour Finals in London during November.
Now 105 points behind Czech Tomas Berdych in the eighth and final Tour Finals qualifying spot, Murray is scheduled to play at tournaments in Beijing, Shanghai and Paris.
The first of those is this week’s China Open with Murray drawn to play Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz in the first round tomorrow.
And with a title finally under his belt for the year, Murray was aiming to keep the momentum going.
“It's been a long time since I won a tournament. It was an emotional week for me,” he said.
“I managed to fight my way through it, win the title, and hopefully I can win another one before the end of the year.
“I want to thank my team and my friends and family back home and especially my girlfriend.”
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