Rogers Cup 2010 – Murray Beats Federer to Retain Title

rogers cup 2010Andy Murray claimed his first title of 2010 beating former world number 1 and 16 time grand slam champion Roger Federer to retain the Rogers Cup title in a rainy Toronto. The Scot beat Federer for the 7th time in his career, but was the first straight sets victory that Murray has recorded over Federer.

Murray won the match 7-5 7-5 after 5 separate rain delays and appropriately brings there head to head record to 7-5 in Murray’s favour.

Murray had already beaten the world number one Rafael Nadaln the previuos round, making this the first time Murray has ever beaten both players in the same event.

Murray got of to a great start and raced into a 3-0 lead securing two breaks of serve before Federer stopped the rut and claimed a break back. The first set then wen t with serve and with Murray serving for the set at 5-4 he faltered and double-faulted on break point and Federer would level the match at 5-5.

It looked like the momentum was about to shift to Federer and the very least the set would got to a tie break, but neither of that happened as Murray broke straight back and then this time confidently served out the set.

They both traded breaks in serve early in the second set with rain stoppages effecting both players play. The set raced on to 5-5 and once again Murray was able to claim the break. Although Federer would get one chance to break Murray back, the Scot saved that point before securing the match on his second match point.

After the match Murray said,

It’s so tough closing out a match againt Roger, It was incredibly difficult conditions for both of us. The rain did not help but going into the dressing room gave me time to think, It was really tough but I came through in the end.