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All that Andy Murray needs to try and do is not let Novak Djokovic widen the gap at the Paris Masters in order to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming world No 1, says Barry Cowan. Grey Adidas NEO Shoe . Murray continued his march towards the top spot by winning the Erste Bank Open in Vienna on Sunday. Super Murray wins in Vienna Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win Erste Bank Open in Vienna The 29-year-old Scot swept past Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 7-6 (8-6) with an immaculate display in the final to earn his seventh title of the year. The Olympic and Wimbledon champion can take over the world No 1 ranking from Djokovic if he wins next weeks Paris Masters and the Serb fails to reach the final. Highlights of Andy Murray v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from the Vienna Open final Djokovic has been handed a tough route to the title in Paris, where he will start in the second round against Spains Nicolas Almagro or in-form Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.The top ranking could come to a head when he faces a blockbuster semi-final clash against US Open champion Stan Wawrinka.Murrays route is also a tough one and includes a potential opening second round match against Fernando Verdasco before facing Roberto Bautista Agut, Tomas Berdych and then a mouth-watering semi-final date against Milos Raonic or Kei Nishikori. Djokovic is fresh, but Djokovic has not won big matches of late and so long as Andy can have a chance mathematically and its in his control going into London - I think hell do it. Barry Cowan on Andy Murrays chances of becoming World No 1 And Sky Sports tennis expert Cowan feels Murray can do it if the mathematics work in his favour.Realistically, this is going to be very tough for Andy next week going into Paris, Cowan said. The hardest will be the first couple of rounds in Paris, and if he can get through those and the closer to the weekend he gets then I think he will be feeling better in himself and then he starts to see the finishing line.Djokovic is fresh, but Djokovic has not won big matches of late and so long as Andy can have a chance mathematically and its in his control going into London - I think hell do it. Live ATP Masters Tennis October 31, 2016, 10:00am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass Cowan also pointed to Murrays impressive big match temperament, where he has been forced to slug it out in order to win matches and was impressed with his ability during vital times against Tsonga.Murray was immense today, Cowan added. He was coming into the final in so much confidence, playing his best tennis in every big match. Murray and Djokovics rivalry at the top of the rankings will continue in Paris Andy was so clear in how he wanted to play and I think thats why hes been able to play such great, great tennis when it really matters.What was impressive from Andy was the way he was able to stem the Tsonga attack in the tie-break. But crucially in the tie-break Murray found the first serve again.Murray won an impressive 74 per cent of his second serve points in Sundays final and Cowan feels that is the most improved aspect of his game this year.Andys developed pace and variation - the ability to change it up. He used to always be consistent where he hit the serve - it was always in the same spot. Sometimes you need to vary it, go big to the backhand side, forehand, hit it with a little bit more spin, sometimes you have to go into the body. Hes started to do that a lot more and that comes from confidence. 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No contract The rankings as they standDjokovic: 12,900 pointsMurray: 10,985French capital gains The Paris Masters is being shown live on Sky Sports The regular tour comes to an end with the final Masters event in Paris, starting on Monday, with Djokovic defending his title and 1,000 ranking points.He beat Murray in last years final, with the Scot earning 600 points.If Murray were to enjoy another impressive week in the French capital and lift the trophy next Sunday, he would gain an additional extra 400 points.Should Djokovic only reach the semi-finals, he would drop 640 points.How the points tot up if Murray wins in Paris and Djokovic reaches the semi-final:Djokovic: 12,260Murray: 11,385 Djokovic mentally ready for Paris Novak Djokovic insists he is mentally prepared for Paris Masters Djokovics big points drop Djokovic has won the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals four years in a row On Monday, November 7, Djokovic will lose the 1,300 points he amassed for winning the ATP World Tour Finals last November in London, ahead of the start of that tournament on the following Sunday.And that could be the trigger point for Murray to overtake him. Murray v Djokovic: The race is on Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic: Their previous meetings Murray, who has consistently struggled at the World Tour Finals, won only one match there last year so drops just 200 points.How it would stand after last seasons World Tour Finals points are taken off - if Murray wins in Paris and Djokovic reaches the semi-finals:Murray: 11,185Djokovic: 10,960Check our game-by-game updates from all of Andy Murrays matches at the ATP Paris Masters on, our app for mobile devices and iPad and our Twitter account @skysportstennis, live on Sky Sports. Also See: Super Murray wins in Vienna How Murray beat Tsonga... Murray v Djokovic: The race is on Murrays magnificent year Blue Adidas NEO Shoes .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. Buy Adidas NEO Shoes . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. . 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BOSTON -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will stand trial early next year in the 2012 fatal shootings of two men outside a Boston nightclub, a crime prosecutors say was prompted by Hernandezs rage over a spilled drink.A judge set the Feb. 13 trial date Tuesday after Hernandezs new attorneys said they could not be ready by this fall.Hernandez, who is serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, recently hired a new defense team that includes Florida attorney Jose Baez, known for winning an acquittal for Casey Anthony in the death of her daughter during a highly publicized trial in 2011.Hernandez is accused of gunning down Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in July 2012 after de Abreu accidentally bumped into Hernandez in a nightclub, causing him to spill his drink. Prosecutors said Hernandez became enraged, followed the men, then opened fire on their car. Two other men in the car were wounded, while a fifth man was unhurt.In court Tuesday, Baez told Judge Jeffrey Locke that he may seek to keep jurors from hearing the descriptions of the shooter given by the three men who survived the shooting. Baez said the descriptions have changed over time, including after Hernandez was publicly identified as a suspect.You dont wannt a witnesss testimony to be tainted in any way, and Im certain the state doesnt want that either, Baez said after the hearing. Cheap Adidas NEO Shoes China. So I think in the interests of justice everyone wants them to be able to describe what they saw at that time. Unfortunately, these descriptions have changed, so were going to be addressing that.Assistant District Attorney Patrick Haggan said prosecutors expect to identify up to 300 potential witnesses for the trial, although not all of them are expected to testify.De Abreu and Furtado were close friends who attended school and served in the military together in Cape Verde before coming to the United States. They were shot about six weeks before Hernandez signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Patriots. He went on to catch 51 passes and score five touchdowns that season, his last in the NFL. He was charged in the killings in May 2014.Hernandez has pleaded not guilty. 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