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Murray beats Tsonga to edge closer to number one ranking

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Andy Murray moved one step closer to becoming world number one by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (8-6) in the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

The Scot, 29, asserted his dominance in the first set against Frenchman Tsonga in his 78th singles match of the year.

But he faced a revived Tsonga in the second, needing a tie-break to win it.

The Briton will replace Novak Djokovic as number one by winning next week’s Paris Masters, provided Djokovic does not reach the final.

More to follow.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/37816687