Murray subdues the Djoker
Andy Murray overcame an eight match losing streak against his Serbian counterpart to win th Rogers Cup in Montreal. The British No1 needed five championship points and three hours to see off the Serbian 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in a tense final.Djokovic had been aiming to win his fourth Rogers Cup in his ninth final of the year but Murray was in determined mood to claim his own fourth ATP Tour title of 2015.
The victory also helps Murray to consolidate his second place in the rankings where he replaced Federer after reaching the finals of the Rogers Cup. The decider was punctuated by a series of games that turned into wars, with neither man prepared to give an inch.
Murray put himself 3-0 ahead, with Djokovic noticeably looking down towards his right forearm and grimacing between points. But the Serbian does not know how to give up and he fought back to put the Scot’s serve under intense pressure at 3-1, forcing five break points in a game that took 15 minutes to complete, before Murray made it 4-1.
Djokovic survived three championship points at 5-2, before Murray eventually claimed the final set 6-3.Speaking after the match, Murray dedicated the win to his coach, Amélie Mauresmo, announcing that she gave birth to a boy on Sunday morning.
“My coach, Amélie Mauresmo, is back home. She gave birth to a baby boy this morning. I’m not sure she will have stayed up to watch this one. I’m sure she was a little bit tired but Amélie, this one’s for you, thank you,” he said on Sky Sports 1.