Andy Murray admitted his sights are set on reclaiming a top-four ranking after officially securing a spot at next month’s ATP World Tour Finals with a straight-sets win over Grigor Dimitrov.
Murray went into his third round Paris Masters clash against his Wimbledon conqueror knowing a win would secure his place at the season-ending showpiece in London.
But the pressure didn’t faze the 2013 Wimbledon champion and Olympic champion from London 2012 as he easily dispatched of the Bulgarian in 70 minutes winning 6-3 6-3.
The win rounds off an impressive surge to the World Tour Finals which has seen Murray win 20 of his last 22 matches and will set up a clash with either Novak Djokovic or Gael Monfils in the next round.
Back surgery has hampered Murray’s ranking over the last year and he admitted he was happy to have finally secured his spot in London and is determined to find his way back to the top four.
“It would be nice to get back in the top four. I’ve been asked a lot about that throughout the whole year,” said Murray.
“I’m pleased with the way I’m playing just now and hope it sets my up well for next season. I’ve done the first part and hopefully I can keep winning and moving up the rankings.
“Since the French Open I think I’ve played well. I lost against some of the best players that have ever played the game in the Slams this year.
“It’s been a strong end to the year after a tough surgery and a hard beginning of the year. It’s nice to get the spot in London it’s a great event to be involved in and a fun way to finish the year.”
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