By claiming titles in both Beijing and Shanghai, Andy Murray put himself in position to compete for the No. 1 ranking by year’s end, but he’s not ready to go there just yet. Murray pointed to the challenge of playing in London as a roadblock to overtaking Novak Djokovic for the top spot, telling the DailyMail,” If I win every match between now and the end of the year, I'm sure I would get to No. 1. I've never done well at the O2 [in London] before. I've never actually played particularly well in Paris until last year.”
Murray also said that he could actually end up “quite far behind” in points if Djokovic wins in Paris next month, so he plans only to focus on what he can control.
“I'm trying to be smart with my schedule, make sure I take enough rest and finish it as strong as I can and then I will have a good opportunity next year to do it.'