Highlights: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in gruelling contest at the ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray edged past fifth-seed Kei Nishikori 6-7 (9-11) 6-4 6-4 yesterday in what was the longest ATP World Tour Finals match since the tournament moved to London in 2009.

The World No.1, cheered on by a 17,000-strong home crowd, had a tough time of it, saving nine break points against the Japanese No.1.

The Scot’s far-from-straightforward tournament also looks set to continue as there’s a strong possibility he could come up against his rival Novak Djokovic in the semi-final – if Nishikori beats Cilic in his final round-robin game.

Speaking to the Guardian, Murray said: “It could come down to a match between me and Novak [in the race for No.1 in the world]. Who knows what’s going to happen the next few days. From my side, I will concentrate on trying to win my own matches, get through as many as I can, make it as tough as possible for Novak to jump me.”

Image: Sky Sports News

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