Andy Murray continued his pursuit of numero uno spot in men’s tennis as he clinched the ATP 500 title at Vienna, defeating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga en route. Murray won 6-3 7-6(8-6), displaying complete control and never letting Tsonga dominate. This extends Andy’s winning streak to 15 now. Murray was also the 2014 champion here.
Having received a walkover in the semi final against Ferrer, Andy benefited from the time off court, as it looked like the difference between Tsonga and the Scot during the first set. The second set was a lot closer, with Tsonga trying his best to push it to the decider, Murray did really well to see off the Frenchman in straight sets. Tsonga said, “Next week he has the chance to be number one, I hope it will be the case, except if I play against him in Paris.”
This has been the best year of Andy’s career- winning 7 titles and defending his Olympic Singles Gold, Murray is now just few steps away from the ATP #1 spot. For Andy to be the new world number one, Novak Djokovic needs to lose before the final next week in Paris, while Andy must lift the title. The current gap of 415 points between them can also be covered in different ways, but winning the title would be the only thing on The Scot’s mind.
Losing just 3 matches post the French Open, Andy Murray has finally displayed the reason he was considered one among the Big 4. An exciting finish to the season and probably a new world number one awaits us!