VIENNA (AP) Andy Murray won his third straight ATP title Sunday by defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-6 (6) at the Erste Bank Open.
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their final match at the Erste Bank Open tennis tournament in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
It was the Scot’s personal-best seventh title of the season, and 42nd overall. The second-ranked Murray extended his unbeaten streak to 14 matches after also winning in Beijing and Shanghai.
Murray can overtake Novak Djokovic atop the ATP rankings next week if he also wins the Paris Masters and the Serb doesn’t reach the final.
Murray, who also won in Vienna on his only previous visit in 2014, converted the second match point with his fourth ace.
Tsonga, the 2011 champion, appeared in his first final of the season, which has been marred by adductor and left knee injuries.
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