Wednesday 2 November 2016

Andy Murray Wins Vienna Open

Andy Murray

Murray's pursuit of World No.1 Novak Djokovic continues after claiming victory over the Frenchman in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Andy Murray claimed a straight sets win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to claim the ATP Erste Bank Open title in Vienna - and continue his pursuit of World No.1 Novak Djokovic.

After being handed a semi-final walkover after David Ferrer's withdrawal through injury, Murray eased to victory over the Frenchman with a 6-3 7-6 (8-6) victory.

Tsonga was back on court less than 24 hours after his last four success over Ivo Karlovic, having taken more than two and a half hours to see off the big-serving Croat.

And Murray, who is looking to overhaul Djokovic atop the ATP rankings, made his extra day's rest pay dividends.

The Scot looked refreshed and simply half a step quicker than the French powerhouse, who looked weary after his battle with Karlovic.

Tsonga had won only two of his previous 15 matches against Murray, and after being broken in his opening service game, never looked like emerging victorious here.

Murray will become World No.1 on November 7 if he wins his next tournament, in Paris, and Djokovic fails to reach the final, after a staggering run of form.

This was his 15th win in a row, his seventh title in six months - the most he has claimed in a single season - and he has now lost only three matches since the French Open in June.



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