Andy Murray Wins Third Shanghai Rolex Masters
Andy Murray defeats Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (7-1) 6-1 to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters. The win brings Murray closer to overtaking Novak Djokovic’s world number 1 ranking.
Murray is eyeing the world number 1 ranking currently held by Djokovic. He hopes to reach number 1 by early next season and he is right on track.
In the last few months, I have won a lot of matches and made improvements. I have been moving forward better and changed the direction of the ball better. I have also come up with some bigger serves when I have needed them.Article continues below ...
My goal wasn’t to finish number one at the end of this year but in the early parts of next year there is an opportunity – 900 points doesn’t seem like loads.
But Novak will win matches. He is the best player in the world. I don’t think he has lost an indoor game in a long time.
Between Murray and Djokovic, men’s tennis will have an intense competition over the next year for the number 1 ranking. Both will not only be competing with one another, but also the likes of superstars such as Rafael Nadal at the number 5 ranking. Nadal had an early exit from Shanghai but hopes to be back in competitive shape early next season.
— SH Rolex Masters (@SHRolexMasters) October 16, 2016
The win at Shanghai is Murray’s third. He also won back-to-back in 2010 and 2011. The world number 2 appears to be at the top of his game and in good shape moving into the ATP World Tour Finals and the race for number 1.
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