Murray up to 2nd in world after Miami victory

Andy Murray came from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the final of the Miami Masters to clinch the title and also a rise in the rankings to 2nd position, replacing Swiss legend Roger Federer who is now 3rd in the world.

The US Open champion is now only one place behind Serbian Novak Djokovic, who was knocked out of the Miami Masters in the quarter finals by unseeded Tommy Haas- a shock defeat to some extent. This gave the Briton the extra incentive to win the tournament.

Spaniard David Ferrer was the man attempting to ruin the party for Murray. Ferrer, seeded third in the tournament behind Murray and Djokovic, made the perfect start- finding himself 5-0 up in the first set and cruised to a 1-0 set lead.

Murray improved massively in the second set but Ferrer kept clawing back and when the score reached 4-4, Murray looked rattled and out of control. Ferrer didn’t make his dominance pay however and a poor game from him followed by an easy served game for Murray levelled the match 1-1 and we went to a final set.

All looked lost in the third and final set when Ferrer took a 6-5 lead and on match point, Murray hit a shot that was close to the baseline, as all the British fans watched their TVs, Ferrer called for a Hawk Eye challenge. The cameras showed that the ball was in and Murray supporters could breathe again. This gave Murray that extra bit of effort and the Scot won the tie break to claim his second Miami Masters.

Murray’s victory and rise in the world rankings will hopefully led him to a success clay season- perhaps the Scots weakest playing surface- and he can mount a serious challenge on the French Open, a competition dominated by Rafa Nadal. All we can do is watch and hope that Murray claims his second Grand Slam in France comes June 9th.

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