Andy Murray beat David Ferrer to win the Miami Masters 2013 title after coming back from a set down to clinch the trophy with a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (1) scoreline.
Both Federer and Nadal decided to skip this year’s tournament, whilst no.1 seed Djokovic went out in the fourth round against the German Tommy Haas.
Ferrer got off to a superb start, breaking the Brit twice to take a 5-0 lead in the first set. Despite Murray re-claiming one of the breaks, he couldn’t prevent the Spaniard from closing out the set.
The second set proved to be a much tighter affair, with Murray striking in the 9th game to take Ferrer’s serve, just before serving it out and levelling the score at one set all.
However, the highlight of the encounter came in the decider and there wasn’t much to separate the two players. Not many from the crowd would have expected 8 breaks of serve until the 10th game, with Murray wasting an opportunity to finish off the match after taking the Spaniard’s serve for a 5-4 lead. Ferrer had a massive chance to lift the trophy in game 12, but he got a bit unlucky when challenging a baseline call at matchpoint up. In the end, a tiebreak had to decide the winner of this year’s event. It was the Brit who made the most out of it, never letting the Spaniard into the ‘breaker’ and taking it after a dominant display with 7-1.
This was the 26th ATP title for Murray, who will move up to world no.2 on Monday, overtaking Federer.