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PARIS, Nov 9, 2015:

Andy Murray gained some consolation for his straight sets defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final on Sunday by regaining the world number two spot.

The Scot was edged for second place by Roger Federer last week, but his run into the Paris final, coupled with Federer’s early loss to John Isner, reversed the positions.

That could be significant for Murray at next week’s ATP World Tour Finals in London as he could expect an easier draw for the group stages.

Already the two-time major tournament champion has his end-of-season sights firmly set on Britain’s Davis Cup final against Belgium in Ghent from November 27-29.

To that avail, Murray wasted no time Monday in getting some practice in on an indoor claycourt at Queens Club, as that is the surface chosen by the Belgians for the final, which gets underway just five days after the World Tour Finals week.

Britain have not won the Davis cup since 1936 and were last in the final in 1978.

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