Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Andy Murray edged out Fernando Verdasco

Britain's Andy Murray edged out Spain's Fernando Verdasco
in the Paris Masters second round as he aims for the world
number one ranking.

Murray, 29, who could overtake Novak Djokovic with a good
run this week, won 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 in two hours and 29
minutes despite a patchy display.

Earlier, Djokovic beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3 6-4.
The Serb, 29, will retain his number one ranking - held for 122
weeks - if he reaches the final.

However, failure to do so would allow Murray to overtake him
if the Scot can win the title, or if Murray reaches the final and
Djokovic exits before the semis.

Murray took the first set against world number 46 Verdasco,
after breaking to go 4-2 ahead, but lost a second-set tie-
break after both players twice had their serves broken.

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