Murray eyes Djokovic’s number one spot
Andy Murray took Novak Djokovic’s China Open crown at the weekend, but that’s not all that the Scot is after as he closes in on the Serb’s number one ranking.
The second-ranked Scot is looking to close the points gap to Djokovic and cap a career-best season by topping the rankings for the first time.
Murray made a convincing start to that campaign in Beijing, storming through the tournament without dropping a set.
He beat Grigor Dimitrov to claim his fifth title of the year, and take him 1,000 points closer to Djokovic’s long-held number one spot.
“It’s very positive leading into Shanghai, and hopefully I can finish the year strong,” Murray said in Beijing.