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Victory for British number one

Murray sees off Ferrer in ATP opener

Andy Murray BBCAndy Murray began his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with a closely-fought victory over Spain’s David Ferrer, 6-4, 6-4.

Murray had been practising on clay ahead of next week’s Davis Cup final in Belgium, but he showed little concern about the switch back to an indoor hard court at the O2 Arena.

He squandered four break points before making the first break and taking the opening set against the world number seven.

BBC Sport tennis commentator Andrew Castle: “Apart from one lapse of concentration that lasted 10 or 15 minutes that was a very impressive performance from Andy Murray. There weren’t any real dramas but he had to focus hard in the second set to get the job done.”

Murray next takes on the winner of the match between Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal.

Another victory would ensure Murray ends the year as world number two for the first time.

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