Andy Murray is having his best season ever and finally, reach his lifelong dream of becoming the world’s number one player after the French Open. The Scotsman cemented his place at the top of the ranking and was able to increase his lead by beating Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals. At the start of the season, tennis betting tips sites did not predict that the British player would be in such fine form this campaign. He was a big outsider with most sports betting odds bookmakers to make it but he has managed to do it playing the best tennis of his life. The player now 29 years old is going through his best winning streak of 24 games unbeaten.
It was not as easy for Murray in the semi-finals against Milos Ranic. The match took over three and a half hours and set a record for the longest match ever played in the tournament. Most tennis betting tips sites had Djokovic as the favorite due to him spending a lot less energy in getting to the final along with his far superior record over the Scot. Murray though was able to beat the betting odds by beating the former number one 6-3 6-4 at the O2 Arena in London.
It was a close battle between the two best players in the world and Djokovic gave it his all as he was chasing to equal the record of Roger Federer’s total of six trophies. The result has enabled Murray to increase his lead over the Serb and has been head and shoulders above the competition this season.
Djokovic has been out of form this season but will be back stronger than ever before determined to claim back his title as best player in the world. Over recent years he has managed to dominate Murray and out of 34 encounters Djokovic had won 24 of them. The Scot has managed to prove this campaign that he can beat the previously unbeatable Djokovic and it is going to be interesting to see if he can claim back this throne.
The O2 Arena was packed to the brim with 17,000 tennis fans watching the battle for not only the trophy by also the number one ranking. Murray had the home advantage and it helps him raise his game needed to beat the great Djokovic. After the match, he was extremely courteous and said: “Andy is definitely number one in the world, he deserved to win. He is the best player.”
Murray managed to beat Djokovic by making far less unforced errors. The Serb was slightly out of form and made a total of 30 unforced errors. You could tell that the Scotsman was in form and he has been unbeatable for the season’s second half.
It was not a great start by the British and world number one as he started with serving a double-fault. Murray was at his resilient best and managed to break Djokovic at 3 – 3. He then went on to win the set along with the match to make sure he would be the first ranked player going into 2017.