Sunday, October 09, 2016

Andy Murray Wins China open in style

Andy Murray secured his fifth singles title of 2016 - and 40th
of his career - by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in
the China Open final.

World number two Murray was seriously tested by his
Bulgarian opponent but the Scot ended a near-faultless week
in Beijing with the main prize.

British number one seed Murray did not drop a set during the

Earlier, British number one Johanna Konta was beaten 6-4 6-2
by Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's final.

"Andy is one of the toughest competitors out there and the
credit goes to him," said Dimitrov after the match on Sunday.
World number 20 Dimitrov made it through to the final after
his semi-final opponent, Milos Raonic, was forced to withdraw
with an ankle injury.

It looked a formality for the Briton who broke his opponent's
serve in the opening game before holding his own to double
the advantage at the beginning of the first set.

Dimitrov rallied in the second set, forcing it to 5-5 before the final headed into a tie-breaker.

Murray gained the mini-break with the first point and although
Dimitrov hit back, the Scot won six of the next seven points to
earn his maiden China Open title.

Photo credit : bbc sports

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