Andy Murray Looks To Continue Run For #1 Ranking on Saturday



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Andy Murray is currently in the midst of a ferocious pursuit of Novak Djokovic for the world's #1 men's ranking, which Djokovic has held for a long while. There is obviously no guarantee that Murray will catch Djokovic, though Murray is playing some of the best tennis of his career right now and is seemingly hellbent on catching Djokovic.

Andy Murray will continue his pursuit of Djokovic when he takes on David Ferrer in the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open 500 on Saturday. Murray advanced into the semi-finals after defeating John Isner 6-1, 6-3, while Ferrer managed to get by Viktor Troicki 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. It will be interesting to see if fatigue plays a factor when the two square off on Saturday.

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Here are the current odds for Saturday's match between Murray and Ferrer:

Andy Murray, 1/10
David Ferrer, 6/1

The games handicap odds, courtesy of Bet365:

Murray, -5.5, 1/1
David Ferrer, +5.5, 8/11

The set betting odds:

Andy Murray Wins 2-0, 1/3
Andy Murray Wins 2-1, 7/2
David Ferrer Wins 2-0, 9/1
David Ferrer Wins 2-1, 11/1

The under 2.5 sets line is set at 2/9 line at Bet365, while the over 2.5 sets line is set at 3/1.

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Andy Murray enters Saturday's match #2 on the ATP rankings with a total of 10,485 points, while Ferrer sits at #19 with a total of 2,000 points.

Murray is currently enjoying one of the best years of his career, as he has compiled a record of 55-9 while taking down 4 singles titles. Murray is already sitting at nearly $8 million in total prize money this year, which represents the single best season of his career.

There is no reason to think that Murray will drop Saturday's match.