Murray Reaches ATP Tour Finals
By Tom Unwin
Andy Murray cemented his place at the ATP World Tour Finals following his straight sets win over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
It has been a tough year for the 27 year old Scot who has struggled for form since he underwent lower back surgery towards the end of 2013 to sort a problem that had hampered his game since 2012.
However, with a return to form that started by winning his first title of the year with 3 set win over Spain’s Tommy Robredo in September at the Shenzhen Open, followed by a semi-final defeat to world number 1 Novak Djokovic at the China Open the following week, and continued with titles wins in Vienna and Valencia over David Ferrer and Tommy Robredo respectively, the former being his 30th career title.
Murray, who needed to beat Dimitrov to guarantee a place at the season ending finals in London did so with relative ease after the same opponent ended his Wimbledon championship defence. Murray broke the Bulgarians twice in the opening set and sustained his form into the second set to clinch the match 6-3, 6-3.
The win sets up at quarter final contest against Djokovic on Friday (October 31st) who will be joining Murray at the O2 Arena along with Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic with three of the eight places to be decided.
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