This week two indoor Asian tournament began the Asian tour which will last three weeks. When Andy Murray  is seeded with No. 1 we can expect his triumph in a tournament. In Bangkok he needed four easy wins to get his 19th title. For the destroyed finalist (47 minutes) Donald Young it was the first ATP final in career; 22-year-old Young will crack the Top 50 for the first time next Monday. Murray hasn’t played in Bangkok since 2006, he’s won 16 out of his 17 last matches. “In terms of the way I’m playing it’s very good to get off to a start like that on this stretch and hopefully I can continue that through Shanghai,” said the Scot.
During the last US Open I wrote about Janko Tipsarevic  “the best active player without an ATP title”, it isn’t actual anymore because the most tattooed player claimed his first crown in Kuala Lumpur. ‘Tipsy’ built powerful self-confidence this summer reaching his first Masters Series semifinal (Montreal) followed by his first Grand Slam quarterfinal (US Open). In four matches in Kuala Lumpur, he dropped 5 games in a set only in the final, but it was a set in which he already led 4:1 with two breaks of serve. Before the tournament, the Serb said he would like to reach the Top 10 by the end of the year, he has become the 10th player to win his maiden title in 2011 (has won 10 Challengers) #.
S: (1)Andy Murray d. Donald Young 6-2, 6-0
D: (1)O.Marach/A.Qureshi d. M.Kohlmann/A.Waske 7-6(4), 7-6(5)
Kuala Lumpur (250)
S: (3)Janko Tipsarevic d. (WC)Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-5
D: (2)E.Butorac/J.Rojer d. (3)F.Cermak/F.Polasek 6-1, 6-3
Choker of the week:
Gael Monfils in Bangkok, the Fenchman led 4:2 in the 2nd & 4:1 (deuce) in the 3rd set against Donald Young. Monfils was also two points away from victory leading 5:4* in the final tie-break, Young prevailed 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(5).
# The list of “first time title winners” in 2011:
8 – Milos Raonic (San Jose)
13 – Ivan Dodig (Zagreb)
32 – Ryan Sweeting (Houston)
38 – Kevin Anderson (Johannesburg)
38 – Pablo Andujar (Casablanca)
45 – Alexandr Dolgopolov (Umag)
55 – Robin Haase (Kitzbuhel)
141 – Florian Mayer (Bucharest)
148 – Janko Tipsarevic (Kuala Lumpur)
174 – Andreas Seppi (Eastbourne)
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