Murray Wins Third Title in St Petersburg

Andy Murray secured his 3rd ATP title of his short career with a 6-2 6-3 win over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the St Petersburg Open.

The 20-year-old Scot never allowed his opponent to settle, breaking in games three and seven as he took the opening set without breaking sweat and although Murray rarely produced any brilliance, he managed to break twice more to clinch victory.

It lifts him to 11th in the ATP Race and gives his chances of making the end-of-season Masters Cup in Shanghai realistic.

Match Stats Murray Verdasco
Sevice Statistics
Aces 1 1
Double Faults 0 0
1st Serve Percentage 45% (23/51) 67% (40/59)
1st Serve Points Won 82% (19/23) 55% (22/40)
2nd Serve Points Won 57% (16/28) 42% (8/19)
Break Points Saved 100% (1/1) 42% (3/7)
Service Games Played 8 9
Statistics on Return
1st Return Points Won 45% (18/40) 17% (4/23)
2nd Return Points Won 57% (11/19) 42% (12/28)
Break Points Won 57% (4/7) 0% (0/1)
Return Games Played 9 8
Statistics on Points
Total Service Points Won 68% (35/51) 50% (30/59)
Total Return Points Won 49% (29/59) 31% (16/51)
Total Points Won 58% (64/110) 41% (46/110)