Two players fighting for London berths will play in finals on Sunday. In Vienna, Andy Murray meets David Ferrer in a crucial London clash. After a win over Viktor Troicki today, at No. 8 Murray is just a few points ahead of Ferrer in the Race, with the winner of the match moving ahead.
“My plan is to try and play very aggressively with my forehand,” said Ferrer who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber today. “My first serve is very important and I will have to work hard for a chance.”
Said Murray, who leads Ferrer 7-6 but lost their only 2014 meeting last week in Shanghai, “I have played David a lot… He is a tough player who has been at the top of the game for a long time now. He never gives you anything.”
In Stockholm, defending champion Grigor Dimitrov returned to the final after beating Bernard Tomic 6-3, 7-5. He’ll meet Tomas Berdych in the final. The big Czech knocked out Bachinger 7-6, 6-4.
Like Murray and Ferrer, both guys are also locked in the London hunt with Berdych at No. 7 right now and Dimitrov at 11.
Dimitrov has won three of four meetings with Berdych and once again feel confident.
“I like my chances,” said Dimitrov. “I never dislike my chances if I’m in the final. It’s a nice place to be again. I would love to defend a title every single week. It brings the best out in you so for me it’s a really nice place to be in.
“[Tomas is] one of the biggest hitters out there,” said Dimitrov. “I think we both are hungry to get that title so it’s going to be interesting.”
In Moscow, US Open champion Marin Cilic officially clinched his spot in London after the Croat beat Kukushkin to make the final where he’ll meet Roberto Bautista Agut.
“This was one of my childhood dreams,” said Cilic of his first qualification. “It happened this year and I’m extremely happy about this success. It’s another achievement in my career. The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is for sure one of the most interesting tournaments of the year. It is watched all over the world and brings a big attendance to all the matches. It will be a big honour for me to participate there.”
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