shanghai16murray_bautista

shanghai16murray_bautista

Points won by each set: [ 44-37, 26-9 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
27 % Murray – 18 of 65
11 % Bautista – 6 of 51

Bautista’s [19] first Masters 1K final after sensational eliminating of Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinal. [2] Murray led 5:3 in the opener, and serving in the following game he was broken despite three set points, but as he’d done many times in the past – losing set points to trail in a set didn’t upset him too much. He held with three aces at 5:6, and after losing the first point of the tie-break, he won the next 10 points… Now he has won 15 out of his last 16 tie-breaks! “In the last few months, I have won a lot of matches and made improvements,” Murray told Sky Sports. “I have been moving forward better and changed the direction of the ball better. I have also come up with some bigger serves when I have needed them.” Murray has a theoretical chance to finish the season as the best player in the world, but he stays realistic about that: “My goal wasn’t to finish number one at the end of this year but in the early parts of next year there is an opportunity – 900 points doesn’t seem like loads. But Novak will win matches. He is the best player in the world. I don’t think he has lost an indoor game in a long time.”

Murray’s route to his 13th Masters 1K title (41 titles in total):
2 Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2
3 Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-3
Q David Goffin 6-2, 6-2
S Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-3
W Roberto Bautista 7-6(1), 6-1

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply