By Luke Sefton
Andy Murray recovered from a horror start to beat the heavy-hitting Pole Jerzy Janowicz 6-7(9), 6-4, 6-2 in Beijing today.

The Brit has made something of a habit of starting slow on this Asian swing and that trend continued in Beijing as he dropped his serve in his opening three service games to fall 1-5 down.

But Janowicz faltered and Murray took full advantage, going on a five game surge to turn the match on its head.

The Pole managed to stop the rot to take it to a tie-break but it looked to be to no avail as Murray raced to a 4-0 lead. The topsy-turve battle continued, however, this time Janowicz's turn to come roaring back, eventually taking the tie-break 11-9 after saving two set points.

The scrappy fight con...
By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray battled past Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6, 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open, saving five match points. His victory marks his first title since winning Wimbledon last year and is his 29th career title. His win also boosts his hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals held at the 02 Arena in November. He rises to 10th position in the race to qualify, 105 points below Tomas Berdych in 8th place.

The second seed was made to work hard for his win, the world number 22 pushing him all the way for the first two sets. At 2-6 down in the second set tiebreak, Murray's chance of winning the title looked to have slipped away. But his trademark resilience and resolve to win came to the fore and he played inspired aggressive tennis to edge the close tiebreak. The momentum boost paid ...
By Katie Finnegan
Andy Murray reached his first final since winning Wimbledon last year after battling past world number 97 Juan Monaco 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the Shenzhen Open.

It was a rollercoaster performance from the world number 11. He was erratic in the first set and a half, struggling to find his tennis in the hot and humid conditions. But his form then improved markedly and after levelling the match, he powered through the decider.

Monaco had all the answers in the first set, dictating play and capitalising on an error-strewn display from the 27-year-old Scot. Murray was repeatedly missing the court, especially on the forehand side - a missed forehand in the third game gave the Argentine the first break of the match.

Things went from bad to worse for the increasingly...
By Nigel Graber
Andy Murray today squeaked past Lukas Lacko in the quarter-finals of the Shenzhen Open, 6-3 7-5. Although he looked shaky at times, the Scot will be pleased with his serving and with his will to win.

World number 11 Murray is desperately attempting to gather enough ATP ranking points to qualify for the Barclays World Tour Finals in London this November, as he looks to overhaul the likes of Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov.

In the semi-finals on Saturday, the Brit will face Juan Monaco. The Argentinian defeated Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (9-7) 6-4. Should he win, it will be Murray’s first final since winning Wimbledon last year.
By Nigel Graber
Andy Murray returned to winning ways against India's Somdev Devvarman in the Shenzhen Open today, in a relatively routine 6-3 6-3 victory. It was the Scot's first match since his quarter-final defeat to Novak Djokovic at the US Open earlier this month.

Devvarman is a solid performer and Murray was further tested by the heat and humidity, which will have given him a valuable workout as he begins a frantic search for ATP points in his quest to make the Barclays World Tour Finals this November.

Five of the eight berths in London are already filled, but the British number one has two further weeks of competition in China to come, with another 1500 points up for grabs at Beijing and Shanghai.

In the year-round rankings, where he sits a...
By Phil Messenger
Andy Murray fell to Novak Djokovic in a thrilling US Open quarter final. The Scot was defeated 7-6(1), 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-4 in a little over three and a half hours.

Encounters between Murray and Djokovic are usually brutal affairs and this match was no exception. Gruelling baseline rallies regularly drew gasps from the crowd as the Scot produced his best performance since the Wimbledon final last year. Ultimately though Murray's lack of match fitness was the deciding factor. After matching the Serb blow-for-blow for the first two sets the Scot wilted, suffering first from cramp and then requiring a heat pack for his back.

Momentum shifts were frequent in the first two sets. Djokovic started strongly, defending multiple break points on his way to ...
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