It was Rafael Nadal who convinced Andy Murray to train in Spain, a decision that changed the path of his career.
Novak Djokovic, the two-time champion, thumped Spain's David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 yesterday to march into the last four of the Shanghai Masters, where he will meet third-seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
Andy Murray will head home from Shanghai today with one certainty:
Keeping an eye on the various ups and downs in the Race to London is so volatile that even a mathematician would be hard-pushed to keep up with things at times.
Andy Murray has suffered a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month.