Following their thrilling three-set encounter in the Shenzhen final several weeks ago, Andy Murray and Tommy Robredo will cross paths once again to determine who will be crowned champion this week on the ATP World tour. This marks the seventh time that the two competitors will meet on the professional circuit, with Murray leading the series 4-2. Check out the Murray vs Robredo Head to Head.
Completing a trilogy of matches this month, Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer in a 2014 season rubber match to determine who would maintain the No. 8 spot in the Race to London. The British No. 1 needed 2 hours and 22 winners to defeat his Spanish adversary 7-5, 6-4 in their 15th overall encounter.
“After the US Open I was aware that I would need to win a lot of matches to try to reach the [Barclays ATP World] Tour Finals,” said Murray. “So it was important for me to try and get as many matches as I can against the top players between now and the end of the year.
“You do get an adrenaline rush playing in front of a big crowd,” said Murray, who lifted the Valencia title in 2009. “Because of the way the match was today there was a lot of very important points as well so the crowd were very engaged in the match and it was a great atmosphere.”
Murray will now look to secure his third title this season when he meets Tommy Robredo in the tournament final. The Spaniard reached the final with a 7-6(7), 7-6(2) win over Jeremy Chardy, converting 4 of 6 break point opportunities.
Murray and Robredo met several weeks ago in the final of the Shenzhen Open, where Robredo squandered several match points against the Scot before losing the match in the decider. He will look to avenge that loss and shrink his 2-4 h2h deficit against Murray simultaneously on Sunday afternoon in Valencia.
Prediction: Andy Murray in Three Sets