Andy Murray’s triumphant Asian ‘swing’ ended with the Shanghai Masters crown Sunday as he took another giant stride towards topping the world tennis rankings.
Murray’s 7-6 6-1 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut in the final saw him add to the China Open title last weekend, a run of 10 straight victories, all in straight
With current World No.1 Novak Djokovic beaten amid a flurry of broken rackets by Bautista Agut in the semifinals in Shanghai, there is a real possibility that Murray can achieve his life’s ambition.
The emphatic victory and his third title in Shanghai, matching great rival Djokovic, has seen him draw to within 915 points of the Serbian in the year-end points battle.
Spain’s Bautista Agut rarely looked capable of denying Murray his 41st career crown, but did break back as the Scot served for the first set.
It went to a tiebreak, won emphatically by Murray, with the second set a one-sided affair as he wrapped up victory in one hour 37 minutes.