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Murray-Djokovic, beware. Agut fails to match Nalbandian achievement.

17.10.2016 01:10 Leonid_Poroshin

World #2 tennis player Andy Murray defeated Roberto Bautista Agut in the final match of Shanghai Masters. The Scottish player, for whom it's the 6th title of the season, is now with 915 points of the top spot in the world.

First set was mostly even and went by serves. First, Murray broke Agut's serve. But the Spaniard, who, unlike many of his famous compatriots, excels on hard surfaces, returned the favor. Murray left his opponent no chance at the tie-break. 7-6 (1). He then decidedly won the second set, 601. Earlier, Agut ousted Djokovic in the semifinals. But he didn't have enough strength to defeat two of the world's best in a row. That feat was only accomplished once in the history of the sport, when David Nalbandian defeated both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the 2007 Paris Masters.

Murray, the gold medalist at Rio, finishes the year in great form, and seriously plans to take Djokovic's top spot in the rainkings early next year.

"I have been moving forward better and changed the direction of the ball better. I have also come up with some bigger serves when I have needed them."- noted Murray.

"900 points doesn't seem like loads. But Novak will win matches. He is the best player in the world. I don't think he has lost an indoor [match] in a long time."

 


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