shanghai10murray_federer

shanghai10murray_federer

Points won by each set: [ 38-31, 32-21 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
26 % Murray – 14 of 53
21 % Federer – 15 of 69

Murray has won 14 Masters 1K titles, that one was definitely the easiest, actually he captured that title in stunning fashion – in any of five matches he didn’t need to spend at least 90 minutes on the court! # A couple of months earlier he had defeated Federer in Toronto with a break advantage in each set, in China he won both sets breaking the Swiss twice. Federer [3] had break point chances in both sets, in the 2nd set he even led 40/15 in Murray’s two opening service games to play four times from the back of the court. Afterwards, when the Scot [4] led 2:1 he got a vital break with the help of a linesman who called ‘out’ Federer’s quasi winner and the point had to be replayed. “He’s capable of beating everybody right now,” Federer said. “He’s proven it. He’s beaten everybody multiple times – Rafa [Nadal], Novak [Djokovic], myself. That’s what you’ve got to do, and hopefully you can string those matches together when it really matters, in Slams. He’s having another good year. I’m happy for him because he’s a good player.” Murray stated: “I served really big. I can still work on the variation a bit, but my second serve this week was very good – especially tonight. I didn’t give him any chances to go for it. I threw some in with a lot of kick on them, some slice, some into his forehand. I varied that well, which sometimes against him I haven’t done.”

Murray’s route to his 16th title:
2 Yan Bai 6-2, 6-2
3 Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4
Q Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-2
S Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1
W Roger Federer 6-3, 6-2

# In two sets won ‘6-4’ by Murray, he already led 5:3…

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