Andy Murray of Britain REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
By Abigail Hinto
SHANGHAI, China – Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 to capture the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament, his eighth Masters title. The victory will give the Scot the No. 3 ranking on the ATP World Tour as of Monday, knocking Roger Federer down to No. 4.
The Shanghai Rolex Masters final started with a tight first game as David Ferrer was broken after 10 minutes that featured four deuces. Ferrer barely put a first serve in during that long first game. Andy Murray and David Ferrer are known for their baseline prowess; they can construct points with their ground game and extend rallies with their defense. But here at the Shanghai Rolex Masters especially, these two players had been serving really well. When it mattered the most, Ferrer’s serve let him down. Serving at only 44% in the first set, the Spaniard got tight at 5-5 and hit a backhand error into the net for ...