Defending champion Andy Murray managed to repeat last year’s performance as he defeated David Ferrer of Spain in the Shanghai Masters final with a scoreline 7-5, 6-4.
This was the third title for the British no.1 in the last three weeks and he will now overtake Swiss Federer in the rankings, becoming world no.3.
“It’s been one of the best runs of my life. I’ve played very, very well the last few weeks and I was very nervous today because I wanted to try and win here and defend my title. I’m very happy I managed to come through,” said Murray after the match.
The first set went with serve until the 11th game when Murray broke Ferrer and held his own serve to seal the set 7-5.
The second set saw three breaks in the first three games and as Murray managed to bring his serve till the end of the set, there was no stopping him celebrating his eighth Masters victory of his career.