Murray Loses Shanghai Final To Djokovic


prostate geneva;”>Serb Djokovic somehow managed to stay alive in the second set, sick breaking when Murray was serving for the match and then winning a remarkable tie-break 13-11.

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approved geneva;”>And the world No2 shattered the Scot’s resolve in the decider to claim a 5-7 7-6 6-3 victory in three hours and 21 minutes.

Murray, who beat Djokovic in an epic five-set match in America last month, came into the final on the back of an impressive victory over Roger Federer in yesterday’s semi-final.

Andy Murray Souts after losing to Djokovic

And despite going a break down early on, he recovered well to win a first set which featured seven breaks of serve.

The crucial break came when he moved 6-5 in front, triggering Djokovic to smash his racket before Murray closed out the set.

And a straight-sets victory looked on the cards when he served for the match at 5-4.

But from 0-30 down and having saved a championship point, Djokovic upped his game and broke back before forcing the tie-break which would change the course of the match.

Djokovic in action

Murray fell 3-1 behind before getting back on terms and carving out two more match points at 6-4.

But Djokovic saved both and then two more at 8-7 and 10-9 before finally levelling the match on his fourth set point.

The momentum was now firmly with the five-time Grand Slam winner and he broke in the decider for a 4-3 lead.

Serving to stay in the match, Murray saved two championship points but could not do so a third time as Djokovic ended the Scot’s winning run in Shanghai.

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