Andy Murray came through a tough second round match at the Paris Masters this evening beating Spain’s Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-7 7-5. Earlier during the day Novak Djokovic beat Gilles Muller from Luxembourg in straight sets 6-3 6-4.
Murray now faces Frenchman Lucas Pouille while Djokovic takes on Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
The British number 1 Andy Murray has moved one step closer to becoming the World number one by beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfred Tsonga 6-3 7-6 to win the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Murray will become the World number one by winning this weeks Paris Masters, provided Djokovic does not reach the final.
Andy Murray the Top seed is into the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna after only losing four games against big serving American John Isner. The world number two secured the 6-1 6-3 in 75 minutes and will now play defending champion David Ferrer. Ferrer had to save match point before coming through against Victor Troicki from Serbia 6-3 3-6 7-5.
The Top seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares suffered a 1-6 6-3 11-9 surprise defeat by Fabrice Martin and Oliver Marach in the doubles semi-final.
Andy Murray the world number two and top seed is into the last eight at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. Murray had to come from a set down to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon 4-6 6-2 6-2 and will now face big serving American John Isner. If Murray can win the title this week the world number one ranking could be within sight.
Jamie Murray has been awarded an OBE for his services to Tennis and charity. Murray started playing tennis as a 4-year old and turned professional at 18. Jamie made his first major breakthrough when aged 21 he won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2007 with Jelena Jankovic, becoming the first Briton for 20 years to win a senior title at the tournament.
Jamie said topping the world rankings earlier this year was a major achievement and was the highlight of the past 12 months.
Juan Martin Del Potro has won the Stockholm Open and ended a 33 month drought by beating American Jack Sock in straight sets 7-5 6-1. He nows has won 19 tournaments in his career, his last title was in Sydney at the start of the 2014 season. It was a great week for Del Potro as he won the title without dropping a set and was just broken twice the entire week.
The British Number 2 Kyle Edmund has just missed out on his first ATP final as third seed Frenchman Richard Gasquet fought back to win their semi-final in Antwerp 3-6 7-5 6-2. Edmund led by a set and 4-2 but could not close out the match. On Monday he is still set to break into the top 40 in the world rankings for the first time.
This makes the Englishman along with Alexander Zverev from Germany and Australian Nick Kyrgios the only players aged 21 or under that are within the top 40 in the ATP world rankings.
The British Number Two Kyle Edmund beat the second seed David Ferrer 6-1 3-6 7-6 to secure his place in the quarter-finals at the European Open in Antwerp. Next up for Edmund is Andreas Seppi from Italy & with another victory could see him breaking into the top 40 in the world rankings.
Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournaments weeks and fined $25,000 for his recent behaviour during the Shanghai Masters last week. Kyrgios patted the ball over the net several times when serving in his straight sets defeat by Mischa Zverev. He also began walking back to his chair before Zverev serve had landed.
The world ranked number 14 said he will use this time off to improve on and off the court. Tennis Australia said Kyrgios has agreed to seek professional help and would continue to offer their full support.
Andy Murray wins his third Shanghai Masters Title with a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 6-1. The win brings Murray his sixth title of the year and closer to Novak Djokovic in the world rankings, now only only 915 points behind.