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Andy Murray inched closer to his dream of the ATP number one ranking by entering the final of Vienna Open, after the much anticipated Murray-Ferrer clash was washed off with the Spaniard pulling out due to a leg injury. The Scot who had defeated American John Isner with relative ease in just 73 minutes in the quarter, to book a spot against David Ferrer, was the favorite to win this match too. Unfortunately however, Ferrer, who is one of the fittest guys on the tour, couldn’t recover for this crucial fixture.

The other semi would feature Ivo Karlovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Karlovic smashed 29 aces against Karen Khachanov to win 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) 6-3 while Tsonga won 6-2 7-6(5) against Spaniard, Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

If Andy manages to win Vienna and then goes on to win in Paris, the might just be our new world number one, provided Novak fails to make the final two in Paris. The race to year end number one is getting really exciting and with Novak struggling to find his mojo, it seems ike the perfect opportunity for Murray to dethrone the Serb from the top spot.

Only 625 points separate the two, and if Andy wins on Sunday it’ll come down to just 425.

 

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