Murray eyes No.1 spot


Originally published on: 02/04/13 00:00

The Scot moved ahead of Roger Federer to world No.2 following his victory at the Sony Open in Miami, after a gritty 2-6 6-4 7-6(1) win over David Ferrer in the final.

Murray, who briefly spent three weeks at second in the ATP Tour rankings in August 2009, believes his new ranking reflects greater stability in his game.

However, he has some way to go to catch Djokovic at the top of the rankings – the Serb leads the way with 12,370 points, while Murray has 8750, trailing 3620 points behind.

“For me it doesn’t change a huge amount, but the fact that I’m moving up the rankings is a good sign,” Murray said.

“I have been winning a lot of matches. My consistency has been better over the last few months. The rankings obviously reflect that, so I will try and keep working hard during the clay and hopefully I can go higher.”


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