#1 .249 and saw their home run total plumm von miaowang123 28.02.2019 01:43

Andy Murray has revealed that he felt the world No 1 ranking was not within his grasp up until the last couple of years. Reaching the final of the Paris Masters - after Milos Raonics withdrawal from their semi-final - coupled with Novak Djokovics quarter-final exit to Marin Cilic, means 29-year-old Murray will take over from the Serb at the top of the world rankings on Monday.And Murray, who first reached the No 2 spot in 2009 and has held the position for 76 weeks in total during his career, admits that it became a goal that edged closer the further up the game he got. Im very proud to have done it, he told Sky Sports. It wasnt something I dreamt of a kid. I just wanted to play tennis and become a professional tennis player and then to try and get into the top 100. Murrays magnificent year We reflect on Andy Murrays 2016 as he ascends to the top of the world rankings Once I got there, you then want to get into the top 50 and then the top 20.From No 2 to No 1 seems like a small gap. Its only one place, but it is by far the hardest one to reach and its been a long time.I thought about it a bit this year and last year, but before that it wasnt something I felt that close to. Its only been the last few months that I got close, as Novak was 7,000-8,000pts ahead of me after the French Open, so its been a great few months.The Scot becomes the the oldest first-time No 1 since John Newcombe in 1974 and had often spoken ranking as a goal for next season. Croft: Murray worthy of top spot Annabel Croft and Peter Fleming discuss Murrays rise Murray has also been adamant that it would be reward for a sustained period of success and effort, and he reserved praise for his coaching team.Its a lot of hard work, he added. Many, many years I have been on the tour and not got there and Ive always been behind Novak, Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal], who are three of the best players of all time, without question.Ive had to persevere and I have had to be very patient, keep learning and keep improving. I have done that, but its not only myself; its been with my whole team that I work with, who help me a lot.Big thanks to Jamie Delgado, as he is with me every single week of the year. Getting to No 1 takes 12 months and he has been there for every single moment, all of the ups and downs. He has helped me a lot.You can watch Andy Murray in the Paris Masters final on Sky Sports 3 from 2pm on Sunday when he takes on John Isner. Live ATP Masters Tennis November 6, 2016, 2:00pm Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Also See: Murray claims No 1 spot Croft: Murray worthy of top spot Murrays magnificent year Tennis on Sky Cheap Nike Zoom Training Shoes . 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The White Sox believe they can turn things around quickly because of their pitching, but defence and hitting were huge problems for them this past season. They ranked 29th in fielding percentage, and they didnt get the job done at the plate, either. A lack of speed and a drop in power added up to the White Sox scoring the fewest runs in the American League. They batted just .249 and saw their home run total plummet to 148 after they rannked third in the majors with 211 the previous year.dddddddddddd With Adam Dunn signed through next season and Abreu in the mix, there might not be room for Paul Konerko. At 37 and with an expiring contract, he might have played his last season with the White Sox -- or any other team. The six-time All-Star is coming off one of his worst seasons and said at the end of the year that he would take a month to decide if hell try to play next season. He wasnt sure if the White Sox even wanted him back after he hit .244 with just 12 homers and 54 RBIs while dealing with a back problem. If this does signal the end in Chicago, its been quite a run. Acquired from Cincinnati following the 1998 season, Konerko helped lead the White Sox to a championship in 2005. He ranks second on the White Soxs list to Frank Thomas in homers and RBIs. NOTE: The White Sox outrighted left-handed pitcher David Purcey to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. He was 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA over 24 relief appearances with Chicago. The White Soxs 40-man roster is at 36. ' ' '

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