Andy Murray looks at positives after Novak Djokovic loss at Paris Masters

Andy Murray remained upbeat after his straight-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final

Andy Murray insists he will not stop working to close the gap on Novak Djokovic after losing in straight sets to the world number one in the Paris Masters final.

Murray headed into the final in the French capital looking to earn a victory which would not only see him lift the trophy but also cement his place as world number two for the end of the season.

However, the Brit was guilty of making too many unforced errors against the in-form Djokovic and the Serb duly wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory in just over 90 minutes.

It means Djokovic has now beaten Murray in six out of their seven encounters this year.

But Murray, who was making his first Paris Masters final appearance on Sunday and now turns his attentions towards the ATP World Tour Finals and Great Britain’s Davis Cup final later this month, refused to be too downbeat.

“It’s been a great week, it’s the first time for me past the quarter-finals here,” he said. “It’s progress and we’ll try again next year to go one better.

“Congratulations to Novak on another fantastic week. It’s been a great year again for him and he fully deserves the number one spot.

“Hopefully I can get a little bit closer next year but it’s been an incredible year for him and his team.”

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