Points won by each set: [ 33-26, 35-37, 29-24 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
30 % Murray – 30 of 98
37 % Isner – 32 of 86

The first match in career of the 29-year-old Murray as the best player in the world. He’d guaranteed that position after the quarter-finals when Djokovic lost to Cilic for the first time in 15 matches and Murray defeated Berdych trailing 1:6 in the tie-break! Murray had to win his semifinal meeting against Raonic, but the Canadian withdrew with an injury… In the 2-hour 17-minute final Murray obtained the crucial break in the 10th game of the 3rd set forcing (with his strong backhands) two consecutive volley errors of Isner [27]. “I knew I had to bring it today if I wanted any chance, because not often do you get to a stage in a tournament like this against a guy like that,” said Isner. “I certainly did a lot of very good things out there. I thought I have given Andy a few tough tussles throughout our careers. I have never won, but that’s why he’s right now the greatest player in the world.”

Murray’s route to his 43rd title:
2 Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-5
3 Lucas Pouille 6-3, 6-0
Q Tomas Berdych 7-6(9), 7-5
S Milos Raonic w/o
W John Isner 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-4

# Murray saved a double mini-match point at 5-all in the 3rd set against Verdasco

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