For the first time in his career Andy Murray saved a match point in an ATP World Tour final. It was also the first time Murray came back from a set down in a semi-final and final to win an ATP World Tour title.
• LONGEST FINALS -- Since the tournament has played a best-of-three sets final (1991-96, 2003-current), this was the second-longest in match time (2:45), only behind the Djokovic-Nadal final two years ago (3:22).http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/03/13/Shark-Bites-Miami-Final-Murray.aspx
This bit was music to my ears - "Note: It will be the first time since Nov. 10, 2003 both Federer and Nadal will be ranked outside the Top 2.
It does seem extraordinary though that these two players have dominated the game for so long.
I think it was because it fell on Easter sunday when certain sports have priority. It certainly hasn't been that early in the past I'm sure. The weird thing was that Andy seemed to think it was going to be a night match when he did his Sky interview after the SF
I wonder when Andy knew that it wasn't going to be an evening match? If that wasn't known until Saturday, I suppose it's possible that it might have thrown him a bit and therefore why his performance was so poor in the first set? I know he's notorious for his slow starts but this was an important match against a player he certainly wasn't under-rating and also I'm sure he'd have been keen to get it over with as quickly as possible in those conditions. Maybe though it was simply because this final was such an important one for him to win that he was more nervous than usual.
Whatever I think it's a disgrace that a Masters final should have been treated so shabbily. It seems that Britain isn't the only country that sees tennis as a second-class sport. It would be interesting to know if they would have done the same had an American player been involved.