Will Andy Murray qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals in London? Shenzhen Open win brings him one step closer

 
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Andy Murray is a step closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London with a win at the Shenzhen Open.

The Scot picked up his first tournament title since triumphing at Wimbledon last year, beating Spaniard Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6, 6-1.

The win bumps Murray from 11th to 10th in the world rankings.

The ATP Finals “best of the best” pits the top eight players against each other.

Murray has a number of tournaments lined up in order to gain enough points to qualify for the end of season tournament due to be held at the O2 arena in London from 9-16 November.

The former Wimbledon champion is hoping to gain enough points to qualify from playing in the China Open in Beijing, the Masters 1000 events in Shanghai and the French Masters in Paris between now and November.

With a win in Shenzhen, Murray’s points stand at 3405.

A win in Beijing, Shanghai and Paris would give him 500, 1,000 and 1,000 points respectively to help take him past the 4,715 points needed to qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals as it stands.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal have already made it through to the finals.

Just behind the top three and ahead of Murray in the rankings are Stan Warinka, Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic.

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