Murray Moves Up After Beating Ferrer in Vienna FinalSara Marley
Two-time major champion Andy Murray moved ahead of David Ferrer in the ATP World Tour Finals tennis rankings after beating the Spaniard in Vienna.
Murray won the Erste Bank Open 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 yesterday to move up to eighth in the race to London rankings of the men’s tour over the calendar year. The top eight qualify automatically for the season-ending event in November.
Ferrer, who beat Britain’s Murray in the third round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters earlier this month, is 110 points behind at No. 9.
U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow yesterday, has qualified for the ATP Finals.
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia, French Open winner Rafael Nadal of Spain, 17-time major champion Roger Federer of Switzerland and Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka have already qualified for London, leaving three slots to be decided.