Murray lands first title in 15 months

Former Wimbledon champion saves five match points before beating Tommy Robredo to win the Shenzhen Open title.

    Murray last tournament win was Wimbledon 2013 [REUTERS]
    Murray last tournament win was Wimbledon 2013 [REUTERS]

    Andy Murray saved five match points before beating Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China as the Briton rallied to claim a first title since winning Wimbledon last year.

    The two-time grand slam winner and Olympic champion appeared on course for certain defeat when he trailed 6-2 in the second set tiebreak, only to reel off four straight points as Robredo tightened when on the brink of victory.

    The pair wasted chances to seal the set as they mixed glorious winners with nervy misses, with Robredo wasting his fifth match point at 7-6, before Murray eventually blasted an unstoppable forehand to take it 11-9 and force a decider.

    World number 11 Murray then broke Robredo three times in the third set with the Spaniard, also chasing a first win of the year, appearing hampered by injury as he failed to chase down balls.

    The victory at the $590,230 outdoor hardcourt event boosted Murray's hopes of making a sixth appearance at the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after he was forced to withdraw from the event last year through injury.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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