Atp Tennis- Andy Murray Captured The Madrid Masters Title

by Ally White - Date: 2008-10-29 - Word Count: 526 Share This!

The No.4 of the world of 23 years old, Andy Murray, captured his fourth ATP title of the year at the Madrid Masters in Spain by beating the French and world No.10 Gilles Simons 6-4, 7-6(8/6). It was a closed game but at the end the victory was for the British player, especially after his 10 aces and saving two set points in a tiebreaker.

Gilles stated that Murray took advantage of his tiredness after playing Nadal in the semifinals by making him run side to side. However, Murray expressed that he was also mentally and physically tired after the semifinal with Roger Federer, just as Simon was tired of his semifinal with Nadal. The key of his success in the final was his great serve, with which he was able to make 10 aces. Thanks to this, his triumph was unbreakable and became in another great accomplishment for his tennis career, which is growing gradually.

Before winning the Madrid Masters, Murray won titles at the Cincinnatti Masters, Doha and Marseille, becoming the first British player to win four ATP titles in a single season and solidifying that way his spot as the No.4 of the ATP rankings.

After this victory, many are saying that the British has joined the "Big Four" along with Nadal, Federer and Djokovic; however, the Scot expressed that he still has a long way to go and a lot of work to be done before comparing himself with these three great players.

"I've played great the last few months, but those guys have been unbelievable for the last couple of years. They are so consistent on every surface and throughout the whole year. Those guys have been awesome and I'm still not close to them yet, I still need to keep working hard," stated Murray to the press.

Nevertheless, the Scot has beaten these three contenders in various occasions. With Djokovic, Murray has met in six occasions, losing the first four, but winning in the in the last two meetings with the Serbian, during the Cincinnati Masters and the Rogers Cup. Against Federer, Murray has been victorious in three of the five matches they have played, the most recent one in the semifinal of the Madrid Masters. And finally against Nadal, Murray has played six clashes winning only one of them, but it was a very important one because it was precisely during the U.S Open semifinals this year.

As everybody knows, this British has had an awesome season this year, with great accomplishments to be remembered and a great future in the ATP Tour. We hope he will end strong this season since he is already qualified to the Shanghai Masters Cup at the end of the ATP Season.

His next challenge will be the St. Petersburg Open, where he will have to defend his points since he is the defending champion of the tournament. After St. Petersburg, he will go on playing the Paris Masters and finally, the end-tournament of the season at the Masters Cup in Shanghai. Murray hopes to secure his 4th place at the rankings and to keep his great run at the remaining tournaments of the year.

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Ally White is a top senior copy writer for the international tennis championships as well as the top ranking online bookmaker: free to reprint this article in its entirety on your site, make sure to leave all links in place and do not modify any of the content.

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