Andy Murray is targeting victory over Tommy Robredo in Sunday’s Valencia Open Final as he tries to cement his place at the season-ending ATP Tour Finals in London.
The Scot was in danger of missing out on the final event of the season for the first time in seven years as he languished in eight spot in the Race to London standings.
He defeated David Ferrer 6-4 7-5 in their semi- final clash on Saturday and will move up to fifth in the standings if he wins the Valencia decider against Robredo, with ninth good enough to earn a spot at the O2 in December.
“After the US Open I was aware that I would need to win a lot of matches to try to reach the Tour Finals,” said Murray, who is now playing for the fifth week in a row.
“So it was important for me to try and get as many matches as I can against the top players between now and the end of the year.”
Victory against Robredo would earn the two-time Grand Slam champion his 31st tour-level title and a third victory in 2014.
Home favourite Robredo earned his place in Sunday’s final after a hard-fought two set win over Jeremy Chardy, with the world number 21 winning both on tie-breakers.
Murray is a heavy favourite for victory at 1.18 with Robredo at 5.00.