Following the Shenzhen final last month, where Andy Murray saved five match points en route to the title, history once again repeated itself on Sunday afternoon in Valencia against Tommy Robredo, as Murray would duplicate his efforts to lift the Valencia title in a three-set thriller.
“I know it was an incredible match,” Murray exclaimed. “The tennis at the end and in the second set was high level. I played well at the right moments.
Murray won the match 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(8) in what was undoubtedly one of the best three-set matches of the year, and the longest ATP Final of the season.
“I like playing here. It’s a nice place to come this time of year. It’s extremely warm outside which is good for the muscles, the joints and the mind as well. I came to train here earlier in the year. Good food, good weather and good people.”
Murray earned 250 ranking points and $390,325 for his efforts, while Robredo finishes with $175,975.
“It was an amazing match, and you have to enjoy it,” said Robredo. “Unfortunately someone has to win and it was decided by a few balls. It is what it is. Now I will be a bit out for a couple of hours but I guess that when I finish the season next week, and I watch today’s match against one of the best players we have right now, I will be very happy.”