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Murray eyes No. 1 as Djokovic retains top spot

 Andy Murray’s season is turning out even better than he expected. He’s won a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic gold medal, and reached the finals at the Australian Open and French Open.

And on Sunday, he clinched his sixth title of the year with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut at the Shanghai Masters, matching his season-high total from 2009.

Now the Scot has his eyes set on yet another prize: the No. 1 ranking. It may be difficult to catch Novak Djokovic this year, but Murray is closing in on his rival.

“I will try to finish this year as strong as I can. And next year if the opportunity is there to reach No. 1, then I want to try and take it,” Murray said. “It’s going to be a tough thing to achieve that. I’m aware of that.”

“But I believe I can get there … These last few months have proved that to me.”

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 Meanwhile, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic retained the top spot with 12.900 points in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday.

The current ATP rankings and point scores are as follows:

1. Novak Djokovic (Serbia) 12.900 points

2. Andy Murray (Scotland) 10.485

3. Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)

5.820 4. Milos Raonic (Canada) 4.690

5. Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4.650

6. Rafael Nadal (Spain) 4.380

7. Gael Monfils (France) 3.815

8. Roger Federer (Switzerland) 3.720

9. Tomas Berdych (Czech) 3.300

10. Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3.250.

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