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October 31st, 2016

Andy Murray Could Take The No. 1 Ranking From Novak Djokovic This Week!

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will battle for the No. 1 ranking this week in Paris.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:53 am in No. 1 ranking, Paris | 53 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Murray Wins Vienna Over Tsonga, Can Take No. 1 from Djokovic in Paris This Week

“The tiebreak was really, really tight,” Murray said. “I think it was a high-level tiebreak. There wasn’t really many mistakes…Jo fought well and started playing a lot better. He was more aggressive and taking some more chances and making the shots.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:12 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »

October 30th, 2016

Andy Murray Enjoys Day Off En Route To Vienna Title Match Against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Andy Murray will seek his seventh title of the season on Sunday in Vienna, and keep the pressure on No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in Fall Season | 25 Comments »

October 29th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Clash on Horizon Next Week at ATP Paris Masters

World No. 1 Djokovic starts against either Nicolas Almagro or Gilles Muller, then likely facing No. 14 Dimitrov…No. 2 Murray will start against either Fernando Verdasco or a qualifier, then likely No. 13 Lucas Pouille…

Posted by Staff @ 1:55 pm in ATP, Paris, Tennis | 9 Comments »

October 28th, 2016

Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points

Andy Murray cruised into the semifinals in Vienna where he’ll face David Ferrer.

Posted by Staff @ 8:54 pm in Fall Season | 20 Comments »

October 27th, 2016

Murray Wins 12th Straight, Will Take On Isner Friday In Vienna QFs

Andy Murray’s win streak is now at 12.

Posted by Staff @ 11:01 pm in Fall Season | 4 Comments »

October 26th, 2016

Murray Wins In 3, Meets Simon Next In Vienna; Khachanov Advances

Andy Murray kept the pressure on Novak Djokovic in the No. 1 race.

Posted by Staff @ 7:10 pm in Fall Season | No Comments »

October 26th, 2016

No. 1 Hopeful Murray Opens Play Wednesday In Vienna Against Klizan; RBA, Pouille Fall

Andy Murray resumes his bid for the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in Year-End No. 1 | No Comments »

October 22nd, 2016

Murray Looks to Close Further on No. 1 Djokovic at Vienna Open

Andy Murray is closing on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, and Vienna this week could be a big part of the Brit having a shot at catching the Serb at the year-end championships.

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

October 17th, 2016

Andy Murray: I Believe I Can Get To No. 1, So I’ll Give It My Best Shot

Andy Murray has narrowed the gap with Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in 2016 Season, Year-End No. 1 | 44 Comments »

October 16th, 2016

Murray Puts Djokovic and No. 1 Ranking On Alert After Shanghai Title

“I believe I can get there,” the Brit said. “I definitely believe I can get there. These last few months have proved that to me. I’ll give it my best shot to do it, because I may never get another chance.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:55 pm in Shanghai | 14 Comments »

October 15th, 2016

Djokovic Unravels Against Bautista Agut, Spaniard To Face Murray In Shanghai Final

Novak Djokovic still can’t find the form. Andy Murray will meet Roberta Bautista Agut in the Shanghai final.

Posted by Staff @ 2:27 pm in Shanghai | 42 Comments »

October 14th, 2016

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray Favored To Reach Shanghai Final

Will it be Novak Djokovic against Andy Murray in the Shanghai final?

Posted by Staff @ 5:59 pm in Shanghai | 85 Comments »

October 13th, 2016

Djokovic, Murray Roll Into Shanghai QFs; Wawrinka Goes Down

Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic both were upset Thursday in Shanghai.

Posted by Staff @ 2:49 pm in Shanghai | 64 Comments »

October 12th, 2016

Nadal, Berdych Bounced Out Of Shanghai; Djokovic, Murray-Pouille Thursday

Shangai Surprises: Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov all lost Wednesday.

Posted by Staff @ 4:08 pm in Shanghai | 17 Comments »