Andy Murray

Andy Murray baffled by loophole that could see him replaced at ATP World Tour Finals in London

Marin Cilic could take his place due to his US Open win

Fabio Fognini of Italy throws his racquet during his match against Chuhan Wang

Fabio Fognini makes obscene gesture towards fans at Shanghai Masters

The Italian had just lost to world number 553

Andy Murray in action at the Shanghai Masters

Rafael Nadal to carry on playing through pain despite needing his appendix removed

World No 2 admitted he would need surgery at some stage

Andy Murray seeks to force his way into the top eight in the rankings

Shanghai Masters 2014: Andy Murray makes hard work of Teymuraz Gabashvili in first round

The Scot is chasing points ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray and his GB team-mates beat the US in February, just days after the Australian Open

Davis Cup’s prestige hit with loss of ranking incentive

Move would mean even less incentive to take part

Maria Sharapova holds her China Open title

China Open 2014: Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in final to close in on No 1 spot

Russia is now just 467 points behind Serena Williams

Novak Djokovic lifts his China Open title
Andy Murray seeks to force his way into the top eight in the rankings

China Open 2014: Andy Murray goes out to Novak Djokovic in semi-final

Serb claims a 6-3 6-4 win in an hour and 36 minutes

Andy Murray

China Open 2014: Andy Murray reaches semi-final against Novak Djokovic

The Scot beat Marin Cilic 6-1 6-4 in Beijing

Andy Murray at the China Open

China Open 2014: Andy Murray continues recent run of form by reaching quarter-finals

British No 1’s spirits lifted by winning streak as he prepares to face Marin Cilic

Novak Djokovic serves up China Open quarter-final spot

Djokovic beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5

Andy Murray smashes racket in China as peers barely break a sweat

Murray beat Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 6-4 6-2

Andy Murray

China Open 2014: Andy Murray has to come from set down to reach second round

Scot eventually beat Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (11/9) 6-4 6-2

Andy Murray eager to curb mood swings on the road to ATP World Tour Finals in London

Scot looks to build on China win and book spot at season finale at the 02

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