Andy Murray
Andy Murray has progressed in Vienna Getty Images

British number One Andy Murray will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna as he looks to go top of the ATP rankings, usurping Novak Djokovic from that position, who has not been in great form off late. Murray can go top if he wins the final here and the next week's Paris Masters, should Djokovic not reach the finals in France.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12:45pm BST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Click here for live streaming link. Live scores and regular updates will be available on ATP's official website.


Murray was given a lifeline into the finals after Spaniard David Ferrer pulled out of the contest citing a leg injury, which has taken Murray a step closer to realising his dream of becoming the number one ranked men's singles tennis player in the world. Murray played an exhibition tie against Jurgen Melzer after Ferrer's withdrawal as he gears up for the clash against Tsonga.

It has been an eventful year for Murray, winning the Wimbledon finals before following that up with another Olympic gold in Rio. He also went on to win the China Open and Shanghai Masters, making for what has possibly been his best year in terms of wins.

Murray will be looking for his sixth title of the year while Tsonga will be desperate to get one over the Briton for the first time since 2014. The 29-year-old has won the last four times that these two have squared up and will be favourites to extend the run to five. On the other hand, the world number 11, came from being a set down to save a match point and win the semi-final against Ivo Karlovic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (8-6).

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Andy Murray to win: 2/13
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win: 9/2


Murray and Tsonga faced each other 16 times so far, with the former winning on 13 occasions. In the last four matches played between the pair, the Scot has a comfortable 4-0 lead.