STUART FRASER IN SHANGHAI: The door is open for Andy Murray to cut the gap at the top of the rankings after world No 1 Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat in the semi-finals in Shanghai.
STUART FRASER IN SHANGHAI: Murray edged the first set before coming through to earn a 15th win in 17 meetings with Simon. He has won all 18 sets he has played over the last week and a half in Asia.
Andy Murray arrived in China a fortnight ago with no great expectations, having spent little time on the practice court during his two-week break after Great Britain’s Davis Cup semi-final defeat.
Andy Murray is a man on a mission. He needed to win the Shanghai Masters for a chance at Novak Djokovic’s No. 1 ranking by the year-end tournament at London. He’s right on course, with Paris the next big stop to see if he can fulfil...