Murray fights back to take Shenzhen glory

28 September 2014 / 13:01

Andy Murray admitted he needed Lady Luck on his side after he saved five match points before going on to beat Tommy Robredo in the final of the Shenzhen Open 5-7, 7-6, 6-1.

The victory sealed Murray’s first title since he took the Wimbledon crown in 2013 but it was far from plain sailing for the London 2012 men’s singles champion.

The 27-year-old was broken in the first game of the match and went on to lose the first set 5-7.

And he found himself 6-2 down in the second set tie-break but fought back to win 11-9 and force a decider.

The Spaniard couldn’t match Murray in the third as he cruised to the title but admitted it was a tricky match against a strong opponent.

“It was an incredibly tough match as the conditions are so hard to play in and I basically got lucky at the end of the second set,” he said.

“I fought hard and tried my best and thankfully managed to turn it around.

“Tommy [Robredo] had a great tournament and probably deserved to win the match.

“He had his opportunities in the second set but sometimes that happens in sport and I just tried to fight to the end.

“Thank you very much to everyone for the support - I had a great time here. I look forward to coming back next year.“

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