British Andy Murray became the PTT Thailand Open champion after defeating the 22 year old American Donald Young in straight sets 6-2, 6-0. World nr.4 Murray, who reached his first ATP World Tour final in Bangkok as a 18 year old, outclassed the American, for whom it was the first ATP final of his career.
Murray’s target for this season is to finish Top 3 in the rankings. He will have to overtake former world no.1 Federer and as the British nr.1 said: “It’s a very good start. Federer always plays very well on the European indoor courts, so I’m sure I’m going to have to win a lot more matches if I want to finish No. 3. That’s the goal and I’ll keep working hard to give myself a shot at doing that.”
For Murray, this was the 19th ATP World Tour title of his career and the third of this year. Young will reach his highest ever ranking and will be a Top 50 player when the rankings come out next week. As he said: “It was definitely great to win four matches and I’m into the Top 50 which is great for me; it was one of my goals at the start of the year. I just hope I can build on that and have more tournaments like this.”