British and Scottish number one Andy Murray won his second title of the year at the Open 13 in Marseille against unseeded Croat Mario Ancic. This victory will see him return to the top 10 in the world after beating the Croat 6-3 6-4 in the final today.
Murray began with more of the fine returning which he had produced all week and seen him easily into todays final in France, although Mario Ancic did not let him have things all his own way.
After 7 games on serves Murray, seeded 4th, broke in game eight with a superb forehand winner and then went on to save break-points on his own serve in his next service game as he took the opening set.
In the Second (ultimtaly final set) his serve came under great pressure from the former world top number 7 Ancic, and in game four the young Scot was broke in game four. Murray rallied though and immeadiatly broke back and the broke again in the 7th game, victory followed shortly after, wrapping the game up in 104 minutes.
This was Andy Murray’s first event back after controversially missing Britain’s Davis Cup tie against Argentina to protect his knee. After the match Murray said
I served well throughout and returned really well in the second set,” Murray said….He started getting a bit tired in that second set and that was probably the key to the match….Being in the top 10 is one of my goals. I’ll try to stay there the whole year.
Murray’s record for the year is now played 3 tournaments and won 2 and his only loss for the year so far was in the first round of the ozzy open to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the eventual finalist in Melbourne.