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Djokovic could retake No.1 spot

LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic edged a bit closer to the year-end No. 1 ranking.

The second-ranked Serb beat Milos Raonic 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5) Tuesday to qualify for the semifinals of the ATP finals and improve his record against the Canadian to 8-0.

Djokovic is 2-0 at the season-ending tournament, and will retake the top ranking from Andy Murray if he does better this week. Murray is 1-0 so far, and plays his second match on Wednesday against Kei Nishikori.

“It really could have gone either way,’’ said Djokovic.