Now 29, Murray would be the oldest first-time world No. 1 since John Newcombe in 1974. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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Andy Murray's charge toward the world No. 1 ranking continued as he beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (6) to claim the Vienna Open title Sunday. The Briton, seeking to end Serbian Novak Djokovic's stranglehold on the No. 1 spot by the end of the year, was cruising towards his third consecutive title before Tsonga turned the match into a real fight.Murray was 3-1 ahead in the second set and had three break points to move 4-1 ahead but Tsonga dug in and began to play some stunning tennis to the delight of the crowd.Murray's 15th consecutive match win means he could overtake Djokovic by winning next week's Paris Masters before the season concludes at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.If Djokovic reaches next Sunday's final in Paris, he will retain his world No. 1 ranking.
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