Andy Murray continued his strong year claiming his third title of the year. In the final he outclassed American Donald Young 6-2 6-0 in 48 minutes to win his first Thailand Open.
On winning in Bangkok Murray said,
I barely made any errors. I was able to take all of my opportunities. It was a great match for me. I played very well, by far my best match of the tournament. I made it difficult for him to do anything. He picked up a bit in the middle of the first set but by the second I was in control.
Murray had suffered a shock defeat to Young in Indian Wells in March but he exercised any of those demons at the US Open last month and he now leads their career head-to-head 2-1.
Earlier in the week Murray had beaten Germany’s Michael Berrer 6-4 6-2 in his opening round. He then took out up and coming star Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 6-4 6-4 before facing his toughest test in the semi finals against world number 12 Gilles Simon. That encounter went the distance with Murray coming out the winner 6-2 3-6 6-2.
The final today was Young’s first ever ATP final and this was also the event where Murray made his ATP final debut 6 years ago. On that day Murray lost to then world number 1 Roger Federer 3-6 5-7.
Murray noe head to Japan to compete in the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis event, which will also feature world number two Rafael Nadal.