SATISFACTION is the enemy of the top-class athlete but Andy Murray could last night indulge in the smallest portion of contentment.
The result mattered more than the manner of victory but Andy Murray got both things right yesterday as he sealed his place in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the seventh consecutive year.
Andy Murray has secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.
After weeks of ifs and maybes, Andy Murray will step on to court in Paris today knowing that if he leaves it victorious he will have sealed his place in next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Andy Murray said yesterday that the appointment of Gala Leon as Spain's Davis Cup captain had been handled "horribly".
Tennis Scotland's board has been accused of making "a power grab" after outlining the measures it plans to take to address its apparent administrative disarray.
Barring an incredible set of results this week in Paris, Andy Murray will be in the eight-man field for next month's ATP World Tour Finals in London and there will be no question that he deserves it.
It was Rafael Nadal who convinced Andy Murray to train in Spain, a decision that changed the path of his career.
Andy Murray survived a test of his credentials to see off South Africa's Kevin Anderson in three sets and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Valencia Open.
Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked No.1 was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second successive defeat at the WTA Finals yesterday.
It seems the names of Andy Murray and David Ferrer are destined to be together throughout the run-in to next month's ATP World Tour Finals.
Ecstasy and euphoria are the usual emotions world No.1 Serena Williams experiences on a tennis court.
There was a hint of tiredness but Andy Murray staved off a mental let-down yesterday as he moved another step closer to a place in the coveted ATP World Tour Finals.
Having initially played down its significance, trying to qualify for this year's ATP World Tour Finals means a lot to Andy Murray and, yesterday, he finally revealed exactly why.
Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, has been forced to apologise for his slur against the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus.
Serena Williams has labelled Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev's comments about her and her sister Venus "sexist, racist and bullying".