Andy Murray is looking to build on his Vienna triumph when he arrives in Valencia later this week, where he will be hoping to secure a spot at the O2 for the ATP World Tour Finals.
Murray beat Ferrer in the final of last week's Vienna open meaning he overtook the Spaniard in the race to London, yet Ferrer still remains only 100 points behind the Scot.
Tomas Berdych cemented his seventh place in the finals as he beat Grigor Dimitrov in Stockholm, leaving fewer spots to fight for in London.
Murray finds himself in an unusual situation, having qualified with ease in recent years, but injury has plagued his last year, leaving him having to fight his way into the top eight.
Murray in confident mood
"For the last few years I've managed to qualify for it [World Tour Finals] without having to play every week at the end of the year," he said after his win in Vienna.
"It's a different challenge and it's going to be interesting. There's no guarantee so i'll need to win more matches over the next few weeks, but i've given myself a good chance by winning here."
Swiss Indoor Championship
While Murray is competing in the Valencia Open, some of his competitors on the tour will be in Basle playing in the Swiss Indoor Championship.
The Scot is seeded 3rd in Spain, with rivals Ferrer and Berdych seeded 1st and 2nd respectively.
Other competitors Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, who are respectively ranked 10th and 11th on the tour, will be competing in Basle, where home favourite Roger Federer is the top seed.
Can Murray hold off the threat from Ferrer in the Spaniard's home country to prevent the 32-year-old from gaining the all coveted eighth spot?
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