Murray bags second title in three weeks

Murray beats top-seed Ferrer to win the Erste Bank Open and improve his chances of qualifying for year-end London event.

    Murray became only the fifth active player with 30 or more titles [EPA]
    Murray became only the fifth active player with 30 or more titles [EPA]

    Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.

    The 11th-ranked Murray rallied to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a dramatic finish. The Scot lost a 2-0 lead in the deciding set but won four straight games from 5-3 down, ending the match with his ninth ace.

    "It always feels good to win a tournament,'' Murray said.

    "He deserved to win the first set, I deserved the second and the third could have gone either way. It's been a great week and I'm very happy.''

    The second-seeded Scot, who improved to 30-14 in career finals, also won in Shenzhen in September to end a 15-month title drought.

    Murray became only the fifth active player with 30 or more titles alongside Roger Federer (81), Rafael Nadal (64), Novak Djokovic (46) and Lleyton Hewitt (30).

    The victory also boosted Murray's chances of getting to the eight-man ATP Finals in London next month.

    SOURCE: AP


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