Andy Murray won the China Open in Bejing on Sunday, defeating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 7-6(2), in a tough match between these two players who exhibited plenty of acrobatics during the entire match. Andy Murray, 29 delivered a classy performance to win his fifth title of the year and survived minor scares to come out on top in Bejing. Even Dimitrov played well and showed his brilliance but he had to pay for his costly errors during the game and this offered an edge to Murray.
Murray playing for his ninth final of the season broke Dimitrov in the first game of the first set and again in the fifth game of the second. Murray was looking much aggressive and was on the verge of having the match in his bag serving at 5-4, but the Bulgarian finally broke his serve then held his own to force a tiebreaker. This finals victory was Murrays first in the three attempts at the China Open. He has already reached quarterfinals on his debut and the semi-finals in 2014 and finally clinched the title this time.
Andy Murray this time was confident and it was another Super Sunday for British tennis by taking the China Open title. Though Bejing is not quite a prestigious tournament as compared to win at Rome, Queen’s Wimbledon and the Olympics however these are the kind of events that need to boost you up if you aspire to be at world No 1 position.
This process continues this week with Masters level event in Shanghai with Murray back in action after showing signs of fatigue at the US Open and subsequently at Davis Cup semi-final. Dimitrov back in the world’s top 20 after some poor losses this season was tough on the court and made some elegant shots but he struggled to match Murray’s consistency from the back of the court.
Murray didn’t not drop a set here in Bejing and this is what made him earn his fifth title. Murray told the ATP website. “It was probably my best match of the week.”
He further added:
“My second serve tonight was probably the best part of my game. A lot of the unreturned serves came off second serves. Considering the conditions were fairly cold, I was still serving over a hundred miles an hour on some second serves.”