Andy Murray boosts ATP Tour Final chances with Vienna win

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Andy Murray boosted his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals in London after a thrilling three-set victory over Spaniard David Ferrer.

Murray has struggled in recent times as he recovers from injury, but two titles in the last three weeks for the Scot has confirmed his return to the top of the game, after a 14-month trophy drought.

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Murray up to eighth in ATP rankings

Murray won the final four games of the match to overcome Ferrer 5-7 6-2 7-5 in Vienna, pushing him up to eighth in the ATP rankings and massively boosting his chances of making the final eight come November 9.

"It always feels good to win a tournament," Murray told reporters. "He deserved to win he first set, I deserved the second and the third could have gone either way. It's been a great week and I'm very happy."

Murray off to Valencia

Both Murray and Ferrer were accepted as wildcards into the competition as they tried to boost their chances of qualification. Now, the two of them will head off to Valencia for the ATP 500 event to further their chances.

"Whoever qualifies will deserve it," Murray added, "It is the best players over the 12 months, so we will see over the next [few] weeks, but it is going to be very close."

Murray is now one of only five current players with 30 or more titles, with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Hewitt the others to have as many honours.

The 27-year-old faces tough competition in Kei Nishikori, Tomas Berdych, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, on top of beaten finalist David Ferrer, who all compete to fill three remaining spaces.

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