MURRAY SECURES HIS PLACE IN ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS AGAIN;TENNIS
ANDY MURRAY ensured he will end his season at the prestigious
ATP World Tour Finals for the third
year in a row after reaching the quarter-finals of the Shanghai
The British number one beat France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-4 in
the third round to book his place at the O2 next month.
Murray follows Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in
qualifying for the eight-man event, which is being held in London
for the second successive season.
The 23-year-old missed out on the last four by one game last
season and will be aiming to better that in front of his home
Murray said: “I think it’s a great achievement to qualify for
the Tour Finals. I’m obviously very happy to have done it with a
few tournaments left. Today was a good match. I was happy with the
way I played.”
It has been a very mixed season for the Scot, with highs
including an Australian Open appearance in January, reaching the
semi-finals at Wimbledon and beating both Nadal and Federer to win
the Toronto Masters.
But there have also been plenty of lows, such as a miserable run
from February to June and a third-round loss at the US Open.
Murray continued: “The closer it gets to the (Tour Finals), you
start thinking about it. So much can happen at the beginning of the
year. You have to try and view the year as a whole and not really
panic if things go bad at the start of the year.”