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Murray closes in on Djokovic

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Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after the final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the ATP Erste Bank Open Tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, on October 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / APA / HANS PUNZ / Austria OUT

Andy Murray of Great Britain reacts after the final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the ATP Erste Bank Open Tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, on October 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / APA / HANS PUNZ / Austria OUT

Andy Murray’s third win on the bounce in Vienna lifted him up to 10985 points in the latest ATP rankings published Monday and one win away from toppling Novak Djokovic at number one.

Murray’s 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) defeat of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Austria was his third win of the month after picking up the China Open and Shanghai Masters.

If the 29-year-old Scot manages to extend his red hot form into this week’s Paris Masters he will become number one with success at Bercy next Sunday and Djokovic fails to make the final.

The Olympic and Wimbledon champion can also take over the ATP summit if he reaches the final and the Serb loses before the semis in the French capital.

Latest ATP rankings

1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 12.900 pts

2. Andy Murray (GBR) 10.985

3. Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5.865

4. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 4.905 (+1)

5. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4.690 (-1)

6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4.080

7. Gaël Monfils (FRA) 3.635 (+1)

8. Dominic Thiem (AUT) 3.250 (+1)

9. Roger Federer (SUI) 3.220 (-2)

10. Marin Cilic (CRO) 3.100 (+2)

11. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 3.060 (-1)

12. David Goffin (BEL) 2.780 (-1)

13. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 2.460 (+2)

14. Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 2.460 (-1)

15. Roberto Bautista (ESP) 2.385 (-1)

16. David Ferrer (ESP) 2.135 (+3)

17. Lucas Pouille (FRA) 2.106

18. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) 2.035

19. Richard Gasquet (FRA) 1.975 (-3)

20. Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 1.760 (+3)


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