Andy Murray is preparing for a tense finish to the season after he beat David Ferrer to win the Vienna Open and boost his chances of reaching the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
With eight spots up for grabs in the season-ending tournament, the London 2012 gold medallist headed into Sunday’s final in the Austrian capital tenth in the points race, one spot below Ferrer.
However, Murray came from a set down to beat the Spaniard 5-7, 6-2, 7-5, moving ahead of him and Canadian Milos Raonic and into the top eight.
Next up for Murray is a trip to Valencia, with a 500-point bounty on offer, before Paris, where the winner will claim 1000 valuable ATP points.
“It always feels good to win a tournament,” said Murray. “It was an extremely difficult match – he deserved to win the first set, I deserved to win the second set I think and the third set could have gone either way.
“It has been a great week and I am very happy to have been here.
“It is the same for both of us. We played in Shanghai as well last week and David won in three sets so we have played two very close matches in the last week.
“Whoever qualifies for the finals will deserve it. It is the best players over the 12 months and we will see over the next weeks but it is going to be very close.
“Every tournament right now is very important – maybe one glass of champagne tonight but no more than that.”
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