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Murray sees off Dimitrov

TENNIS: Briton Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence when he qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday.

After dropping outside the world's top 10 following his U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in the London showpiece event, which features eight of the best players this season.

The eighth seed saw off ninth seed Dimitrov, who is now eliminated from the race for the November 10-16.

Murray will take on either world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia or France's Gael Monfils for a semi-final spot.

Earlier, third seed Stan Wawrinka was knocked out in the third round when he lost 6-7(2) 7-5 7-6(3) against South African Kevin Anderson.

F1 cost probe

TENNIS: The financial troubles that have forced the Marussia and Caterham Formula One teams into administration emphasise the need for cost-cutting measures, the sport's governing body said.

"These failings once again acutely raise the question of the economic balance of the FIA Formula One championship," the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement at the US Grand Prix.