British number one Andy Murray has beaten Novak Djokovic to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal, winning yesterday’s final 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Victory for father-to-be Murray, 28 in the Masters event final not only ended his eight match losing streak against the hard hitting Serbian but also saw him climb to second place in the world rankings.
On route to the final Murray defeated Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-5 in his first match, in the second round, Gilles Muller in the third round 6-3, 6-1, tenth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-final and fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the semis 6-3, 6-0.
In more good news, Murray has qualified for the 2015 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after his victory against Tsonga secured his place for an eighth year running. He joins Djokovic as the second qualifier for the season finale to be held at The O2 in London from 15th-22nd November.
It was not all plain sailing in the doubles as Murray lost to older brother Jamie in their first senior competitive meeting. Seventh seeds Jamie and partner John Peers won the second round match in the Rogers Cup against Andy and his partner Leander Paes 6-4, 7-6 (11-9). In the Women’s event 18-year-old Belinda Bencic from Switzerland won her second career title after Simona Halep retired with a leg injury in the final. Bencic had previously beaten Serena Williams in the semi-final.
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