And on Sunday, he clinched his sixth title of the year with a 7-6 (1), 6-1 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut at the Shanghai Masters, matching his season-high total from 2009.
Now the Scot has his eyes set on yet another prize: the No. 1 ranking. It may be difficult to catch
"I will try to finish this year as strong as I can. And next year if the opportunity is there to reach No. 1, then I want to try and take it," Murray said. "It's going to be a tough thing to achieve that. I'm aware of that.
"But I believe I can get there. These last few months have proved that to me."
With Roger Federer injured,
He credits the return of Ivan Lendl to his coaching team, coupled with his victory at Wimbledon after several tough losses in slam finals, for giving him the belief he could compete for major championships again.
"It helped motivate me," he said. "Really since the French Open, (I've) played the best three months of tennis of my career."
Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki defeated Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2, to win the Hong Kong Open, her second title in Asia in the last month.
Wozniacki is having a resurgent second half of the season, winning titles in Hong Kong and Tokyo and reaching the
Mladenovic's serve let her down as the match wore on. She made less than half of her first serves in the final set and was broken three times. The Frenchwoman fell to 0-3 in career finals.
Dominika Cibulkova won her third title of the season and seventh overall by beating Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland, 6-3, 7-5, in the Generali Ladies final in Linz, Austria.
The triumph earned the 10th-ranked Slovak a berth at the season-ending
The second-seeded Cibulkova screamed for joy and fell on her back after converting her first match point with a service winner.
"It feels so great," she said. "It's an incredible year, such a great season."
Shuai wins first title of career
Chinese veteran Peng Shuai captured the first title of her career at the Tianjin Open on Sunday, beating Alison Riske in the final, 7-6 (3), 6-2.
Peng, a former U.S. Open semifinalist, was winless in six previous finals on the WTA Tour. She saved 10 of 12 break points she faced against Riske.