Andy Murray creeps closer to Novak Djokovic's No 1 spot after winning fifth title of the year at China Open
Novak Djokovic remains a long way in front as world No 1, but it may not be long before he starts to hear Andy Murray’s footsteps creeping up behind him.
The 29-year-old Scot is trying to chase his Serbian rival down and moved closer by winning the China Open — his fifth title of the season and the 40th of his career on the ATP Tour.
Murray’s latest victim was Grigor Dimitrov, the flamboyant Bulgarian who produced his usual range of extravagant shotmaking but not enough consistency to derail his opponent in Beijing.
Jo Konta’s earlier defeat meant that there was not to be an unprecedented... read more
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