Monday, April 1, 2013

Andy Murrray Moved up to No 2 after beating David Ferrer

Tennis Superstar Andy Murray has moved up to No 2 in the world of Tennis as he roared to victory in the Sony Open.

The Brit came back from a set down to dramatically beat Spain’s David Ferrer 2-6 6-4 7-6 in Miami.

But Murray, 25, was still not pleased with himself despite leapfrogging Roger Federer in the world rankings.

After a see-saw match containing 15 breaks of serve, he admitted: “I served poorly. If I’d served better I could have made it easier and that’s something I need to do better in the clay-court season.

“This week I did a lot of things well but I need to serve better.

“It’s easier to return on clay so it’s even more important to serve well.

“It was a strange match. I just managed to fight well in the end in incredibly difficult conditions.

“A couple of years ago I probably would have lost that sort of match. I was up a break three or four times in the third set and kept letting him back in. There was a lot riding on the match and I was glad to get through in the end.”

Murray looked to be starting well but threw away two break points in the opening game.

Ferrer was more decisive when he had the chance to take the initiative and promptly went 2-0 ahead.

Only a wonderful winner from Murray stopped Ferrer taking the third game to love but it was a rare moment of joy for the Scot as he went 4-0 down. At 5-0 behind Murray finally got on the scoreboard by winning the next two games, only to lose the first set on a double fault.

But he got his act together in the second set and claimed the first two games, including his first break of the match.

Roared on by a supportive crowd, Ferrer clawed back a break to take it to 4-4, only for Murray to break again before serving out for the set.

The third set was captivating. Incredibly, the first six games went against the serve but the sequence ended when Ferrer held. Murray duly followed suit to make it 4-4 with a classy backhand pass.

The US Open champion looked to have made the decisive move when he broke once again to leave himself 5-4 up and serving for the match.

But Ferrer hit back, putting together a run of four points to break Murray and level it up.

After holding for the second time, Ferrer reached match point on the Murray serve and would have taken the win had a dramatic challenge gone his way.

Instead, Murray’s shot was just in at the baseline and he forced the tie-break.

With Ferrer wilting, Murray summoned one last push and claimed the first four points on his way to a 7-1 tie-break win.

That brought him his second Miami Masters title and left only Novak Djokovic ahead of him in the world rankings.

Credit to The Sun UK

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