Murray reaches Vienna Open final

Former Wimbledon champion seals straight-sets win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki; moves up to eighth in race for London.

    Murray has now reached 44 ATP finals [AFP]
    Murray has now reached 44 ATP finals [AFP]

    Britain's Andy Murray reached the Vienna Open final and boosted his chances of securing a spot at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Serbia's Viktor Troicki.

    The win lifted Murray to eighth in the Race to London standings with the top eight players qualifying for the prestigious season-ending tournament from November 9-16.

    The 27-year-old reached his 44th ATP final with a sixth consecutive win over Troicki, wrapped up in 83 minutes.

    Murray will face either top-seed David Ferrer, of Spain, or Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, who meet later on Saturday for a place in the final.

    "I need to play well on some key points," Murray was quoted as saying by the BBC.

    "Whoever I play in the final, it won't be easy. David will be tough for sure, he's very motivated, like myself, for London."

    SOURCE: Reuters


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