By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray started his Valencia Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer. Fresh from his run to the title in Vienna, Murray will be looking for another good run in Valencia to bolster his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals.

In an up-and-down return-dominated contest marked by nineteen breakpoints and nine breaks of serve, Murray managed his tennis the better of the two to carve out a straight sets win. Although his second serve was frequently under attack, he managed his first delivery well, winning over 80% of his first serve points.

The pair exchanged breaks in the third and fourth games before Murray broke to love in Melzer's next service game to take a 3-2 lead.

Both players had break poi...
By Luke Sefton
Andy Murray recovered from a break down in the decider to defeat David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to capture the Erste Bank Open title.

In a match that reflected their 2013 Miami final, the tide turned several times with both players going from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again – perhaps not unexpected in a battle between two of the games top returners. But it was Britain’s number one who eventually came out on top; having let a 2-0 lead slip in the final set, he battled back from 3-5 down to take the title after winning the last four games in a row.

It was the Spaniard who started stronger, breaking Murray in the sixth game after a scrappy game from the Brit, with Ferrer constantly looking to take advantage of the Brit’s lacklustre seco...
By Luke Sefton
Andy Murray moved into his second final in four weeks with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Victor Troicki at the Erste Bank Open.

It was a relatively straightforward win for the Brit against an erratic Troicki, and despite a minor first set wobble he never really gave the Serb a sniff.

With the return in fine form Murray was regularly finding a way into Troicki’s games, and in the fifth he eventually broke through after a scrappy game from the Serb. But the second seed was struggling with his own serve – his second serve once again coming under attack – and a loose game of his own handed the advantage straight back.

The two shared holds before Murray raised his level again, with some fantastic net play putting Troicki under pressure. T...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray progressed to the semi finals of the Vienna Open with a routine 6-2, 7-5 victory over Jan-Lennard Struff.

The Scot looked a class apart from his opponent in the first set, breaking twice and reeling off five games in succession.

Struff put up more resistance in the second set, earning a break point at 2-1. Murray promptly double faulted. This turned out to be just a minor blip as the Scot broke back immediately.

Murray plays Viktor Troicki in the semi finals.

By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray advanced to the quarter-finals of the Erste Bank Open in Vienna, beating Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-4. Murray secured a wildcard entry into the tournament, hoping to add valuable ranking points in the race to the ATP World Tour Finals. His hopes of qualifying received a boost after the current number 8 in the race, Milos Raonic, lost earlier today in Moscow.

It was a tricky opening match for the British number 1, Pospisil having chances in both sets. But the quality of Murray's returning, allowing the big-serving Canadian only three aces, and his greater security in long rallies proved key.

Pospisil was fortunate not to go a break down in the third game, three double faults giving the second seed a break point. But a backhand error from Murray erased the opp...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray exited the Shanghai Rolex Masters today with a disappointing 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat by David Ferrer.

Murray played superb tennis for much of the first set. The Scot dictated play, breaking the Spaniard twice whilst looking comfortable on his own serve. Ferrer had no answer, and a routine victory looked on the cards.

The momentum shift, when it came, was sudden and unexpected. Murray, as is his habit, played a sloppy opening service game in the second set. Ferrer, buoyed by this unexpected opening, upped the ante. The Spaniard started injecting additional venom into his ground strokes and took risks on the Murray second serve.

Murray, perhaps feeling the fatigue of a third straight week of play, started to wilt in the...
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