Saturday, August 15, 2009

Murray one match away from becoming the world number 2

Andy Murray, who beat Nikolay Davydenko in the Montreal quarters Friday night, is now one match away from leapfrogging Rafael Nadal in the rankings and reaching the number 2 spot for the first time in his career.

The Scottish phenomenon who previously said that:

"If you get caught up in the rankings, you start to lose matches and start hoping that other guys lose."

"If I win my own matches, the rankings will take care of themselves."

will face Roger Federer's conqueror, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semis on Saturday.

Well it looks like Murray has done nothing but focus on his own matches, because the Scot has put himself in the right position and he certainly deserves it, but the coming few weeks will be nothing if not a bloodbath between the top 4 players.

Murray might rise to the number 2 spot come Monday, but am sure he knows he will have a hell of a fighter behind him, who will stop at nothing to regain what he's lost.

The US Open series could prove to be the most intriguing part of the season afterall. Montreal has done nothing but deliver some epic battles, and with the impending possible change in the rankings, we should definitely all stay glued to our TV sets.

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