Murray eyes home advantage at ATP Tour finals

Andy Murray believes home advantage can secure his best-ever finish at the ATP World Tour Finals.

Murray needs to equal or better the performance of Novak Djokovic at the event which begins this weekend if he is to retain his new world number one spot and end the year at the top of the rankings.

However, the British player has never advanced beyond the semi-finals at the event, at London’s O2 Arena.

But Murray senses that there are factors this year which could aid his credentials, with his campaign getting underway against Marin Cilic on Monday.

“This year I’ve had a good run in Paris, which a lot of years I haven’t done,” said Murray.

“And the court is definitely a bit faster this year, which is a positive thing.”

Murray will have coach Ivan Lendl back by his side throughout the tournament after he has been absent since the US Open.

“He’d obviously watched quite a few of my matches but we got here and it was just back to work and the things we’re trying to improve,” added Murray.

“I like that, it’s good. I don’t need to be discussing what happened the last few months too much.

“I need to keep trying to improve, keep getting better and that’s what I’ve always done when we’ve been working together.”