Murray Brit star gets free pass to face Tsonga for Vienna title

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray goes on to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's fina

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Britain's Andy Murray will now meet either Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Croat Ivo Karlovic in Sunday's final play

Britain's Andy Murray will now meet either Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Croat Ivo Karlovic in Sunday's final

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Andy Murray was given a helping hand in his bid to snatch the world number one spot when defending champion David Ferrer withdrew from their Vienna semi-final on Saturday with a leg injury.

Wimbledon and Olympic champion Murray goes on to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final after the Frenchman saved a match point in a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) victory over Ivo Karlovic.

Murray, the 2014 Vienna title winner, can snatch Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking if he wins Sunday's final as well as next week's Paris Masters.

However, even if Murray succeeds on both fronts, Djokovic must still lose before the final in the French capital for the British star to take the top ranking.

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