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  1. Paris Masters quarter-final - Murray bts Berdych
  2. Murray will become world number one if he reaches the final
  3. Top seed Djokovic loses 6-4 7-6 to Cilic in quarter-final
  4. Cilic to face Isner, who beat Sock 7-6 4-6 6-4

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now

    I would expect that Andy Murray's meeting with either Milos Raonic or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be the second match on in tomorrow's semi-final schedule.

    With play due to start at 11:00 GMT, I reckon you can expect Murray on court at around 13:00 GMT.

    See you there. Bye for now.

  2. "I have never been in this position before"

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 7-5 Berdych

    Andy Murray speaking to Sky Sports: "I played some good points in the tie-break and he played some bad ones, I just fought as hard as I could and served well in those moments. I had a few net cords on big points and that helped.

    "The double fault in the tie-break is one of those things that can happen but it did not affect me for the rest of the match and that is positive

    "Maybe there are a few more nerves today knowing that the world number one was possible but once you are out there on court it didn't bother me.

    "I have never been in that position of playing for the world number one spot before so I don't know how I will deal with it tomorrow. 

    "It can be tough for the 45 minutes or so before the match, but it was not my goal to get to world number one this year. I am just pleased with how I am playing over the latter half of this season."

    Murray celebrates
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    Ian McCornick: Brilliant... likes to keep you on edge but what a player. Go on Murray- world number one beckons!!

  4. Tsonga or Raonic next for Murray

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 7-5 Berdych

    Jo-Wilfired Tsonga or Milos Raonic will be the final boss separating Andy Murray from top spot on the ATP's computer.

    Murray is 14-2 up in the head-to-head against Tsonga, who will be trickier on home turf.

    Raonic's record looks a little healthier with three wins and eight defeats against Murray, but he has lost his last seven meetings with the Scot.

    Murray and Raonic at the Western & Southern Open in Ohio in August
  5. Murray into semi-finals

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 7-5 Berdych

    There was not a lot of celebration from Andy Murray as he headed to his stool after a sporting net exchange with Tomas Berdych.

    He is a man on a mission this week. And a last-four spot is not what he has come for.

    Andy Murray
  6. Game, set and match

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 7-5 Berdych

    He was not to be denied a second time.

    Andy Murray drills down back to back aces to cross the line in style.

    He is undoubtedly the best player in the world right now. Now, he is only one win away from having that status confirmed on the ranking ladder.

    Andy Murray
  7. Murray taken to deuce

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 6-5 Berdych

    From 40-0 up, Andy Murray is dragged back into the fray by his bootlaces.

    He is huffing and puffing, can he finally blow Tomas Berdych off court?

  8. Murray breaks

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 6-5 Berdych

    Take two.

    Tomas Berdych has come apart like apple crumble topping under an eager spoon.

    He double-faults out of the game to hand Murray a second chance to serve out the match.

    Andy Murray reacts
  9. Two break points Murray

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 5-5 *Berdych

    How often have we seen this?

    Having fought so hard to get back in the set, Tomas Berdych blazes a routine smash long to offer up two break points and 15-40...

  10. Berdych breaks

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 5-5 *Berdych

    Andy Murray claws back to 30-40. He is disturbed on his ball toss as he prepares to try and save the third break point.

    A cross-patch forehand into the net follows and Tomas Berdych is back in the room as Murray jabs his racquet towards the stands in protest at the spectator who put him off.

    Andy Murray
  11. Three break points Berdych

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 5-4 Berdych

    Well, well, well.

    Tomas Berdych thumps a tracer of a forehand right out of the sickly-sweet centre of the strings and away for a clean winner for 0-30.

    A return right up onto the baseline, Murray cuffs long and it is 0-40 and three break points Berdych.

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    Robin Michael Thomps: This is what makes a World No.1. Come on Andy, forget Robert the Bruce, Become Andy The Brave. New King of Scotland.

  13. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 5-4 Berdych

    Tomas Berdych keeps the show on the road for at least another game.

    As the arena is plunged into the dark for the changeover, a brass band strikes up somewhere in the stands.

    It feels a little like the start of Live and Let Die and I think the New Orleans last rites are about to be read over Berdych.

    Tomas Berdych
  14. Post update

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 5-3 *Berdych

    A dead-eyed serve from Murray. A forehand hooked wide by Berdych. The Czech plants wide by a whisker after getting worked over for most of the rally. And then is beaten by another ace out of the quiver.

    A hold to love for Murray and he snarls in celebration to his box.

    Andy Murray
  15. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 4-3 Berdych

    Tomas Berdych coasts through a service hold.

    But he has to do something dramatic to divert this match from his destination.

    Andy Murray is two holds of serve away. Can the Czech lob the anchor overboard and detain him a little longer?

  16. Post update

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 4-2 *Berdych

    Andy Murray is delivering death by relentless percentages in this second set so far.

    There were fireworks to steal the tie-break, but this has been a less spectacular collection of precise groundstrokes, pushing the margins and stretching Tomas Berdych out of shape.

    The Scot holds to 15 and look untouchable at the moment.

    Andy Murray
  17. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 3-2 Berdych

    Andy Murray clambers into a return like his favourite pair of wellies, sending a backhand blurring away for a winner and 30-30.

    He cannot burgle another break from the bank though. A backhand long as a big black crow - a real Halloween harbinger - does a couple of circuit around the indoor arena.

  18. Murray holds

    Murray 7-6 (11-9) 3-1 *Berdych

    When the stakes get higher and the scoreline gets tighter, Andy Murray gets better and better.

    Or maybe his game - stress-tested in multiple Grand Slam finals - holds up better to the big points than Berdych's.

    Either way, he eases away with two points in quick succession.

    Andy Murray
  19. Murray taken to deuce

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 2-1 Berdych

    Andy Murray rattles though to 40-0 like a runaway mine train.

    Better from Tomas Berdych as he moves up court with some nimble footwork and sweeps away a winning forehand.

    Murray into the net, a whopper of a return and suddenly - out of thin air - it is deuce.

    Is this a chance that Berdych has to take?

  20. Post update

    *Murray 7-6 (11-9) 2-1 Berdych

    Tomas Berdych stops the rot and keeps in the match.

    A second break of serve in the second set would surely be curtains considering he is yet to force a single break point on the Andy Murray tee-off.

    Tomas Berdych