Andy Murray secured a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 win over David Ferrer in the final of the Erste Open in Vienna today to boost his chances of reaching the ATP Tour Finals.
The Scot climbed into seventh place on the Race To London, with the top eight qualifying, by securing a crucial 250 points with just two ranking events left.
Ferrer, ninth in the ATP list heading into today’s final, had taken the first set before Murray rallied to level and force a decider.
Both men felt the pressure with a run of five service breaks before Murray closed out victory after a little more than one hour and 40 minutes.
“It was an extremely difficult match,” said Murray. “He deserved to win the first set, I deserved the second and the third could have gone either way, it was extremely close at the end, I just managed to get through.”
Murray’s next event is the Valencia Open 500 which begins tomorrow.