Tennis: Murray improves London chances with battling Valencia win

Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a ball to Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the ATP Valencia Open inside the Agora building in Valencia's City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia on Oct 24, 2014. Andy Murray collected more points to aid
Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a ball to Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the ATP Valencia Open inside the Agora building in Valencia's City of Arts and Science complex in Valencia on Oct 24, 2014. Andy Murray collected more points to aid his ATP World Tour finals qualification bid, when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (REUTERS) - Andy Murray collected more points to aid his ATP World Tour finals qualification bid, when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open on Friday.

A wild card at the Spanish indoor hard-court event, which he won in 2009, Murray is eighth in the race to secure a berth at the season-ending tournament in London.

The Scot will play top-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer, who is also eyeing a place at the Tour finals, or Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci on Saturday for a place in Sunday's showpiece.

Murray is attempting to qualify for the Tour finals for a seventh consecutive year and won the Vienna title last week when he came from a set down to beat Ferrer in the final.