Djokovic beats wasteful Murray
Novak Djokovic came out on top in the final of the Shanghai Masters
Andy Murray wasted five championship points as Novak Djokovic gained revenge for his US Open final defeat with a thrilling triumph at the Shanghai Masters.
The Serbian somehow stayed alive in the second set, breaking when Murray was serving for the match and then winning a remarkable tie-break 13-11.
And the world number two broke the Scot's resolve in the decider to claim a 5-7 7-6 (13/11) 6-3 victory in three hours 21 minutes.
It was two-time defending champion Murray's first defeat in Shanghai in 13 matches.
Murray, who beat Djokovic in an epic five-set match to lift the US Open crown last month, came into the final in fine form, having dismantled world number one Roger Federer in the semi-final. And, despite going a break down early on, he recovered well to win a first set which featured seven breaks of serve.
The crucial break came when he moved 6-5 in front, his opponent responding with a huge display of frustration, smashing his racket on the ground. Murray duly closed out the set.
And a straight-sets victory looked on the cards when he served for the match at 5-4, his the only break this time. But from 0-30 down and having saved a championship point, the Serbian upped his game and broke back before forcing the tie-break which would change the course of the match.
Murray fell 3-1 behind in the breaker before getting back on terms and carving out two more match points at 6-4. But Djokovic saved both and then two more at 8-7 and 10-9 before finally levelling the match on his fourth set point.
The momentum was now firmly with the five-time Grand Slam winner and be broke in the decider for a 4-3 lead.
Serving to stay in the match at 3-5, Murray saved two championship points, but could not do so a third time as Djokovic ended the Scot's winning run in Shanghai.
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Never mind Andy,theres always another time, just think about all youve achieved this year,your a star,
AHA marc crossley and whoopee doo is the SAME person
but hey we all knew that all along
i have always said that on the day the player who plays best will win
on this day andy murray did not rise to the challenge but there will be many more chances in the future
oh and by the way i have asked msn to investigate earlier comments which if they had been used on twitter or face book would reult in a criminal investigation
so marc crossley i strongly suggest you remove your posts before the police come knocking on your door
AHA reading marc's response tells me that i am actually getting a response from another infamous poster on here
look at the language and supposed scottish words and you will realise who this really is
the internet is amazing YOU CANNOT HIDE
woopee doo or whatever other name you also use
TRUE TENNIS SUPPORTERS are behind andy murray same as they are behind all other british sports men and women
oh and by the way putting your whole message in capitals was just silly
but then again all sensible posters here KNOW THAT
ERRRRRRRRR NO 3 IN THE WORLD ANDY MURRAY
i dont think anyone can call andy murray a hit or a miss on that nor can they call him a dumpling
good luck to andy ALL SCOTTISH AND BRITISH TENNIS FANS ARE BEHIND YOU 100%
really this post should be about tennis but i will go into scottish liberation simply beacause of earlier comments which i have just read
why is it the uk government are so keen to keep scotland withing the union ????
answer------- they know they need sotland without scotland ENGLAND will struggle
my apologies for veering off the topic but as so many others do i thought it only right
think about it before you respond PLEASE PLEASE think about it