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.

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