Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Up to Second after Miami Victory

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Up to Second after Miami Victory

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ANDY Murray moved to number two in the world as he sealed the Sony Open title in a gruelling encounter with David Ferrer in Miami.

Murray was far from his best for long periods, losing the first set ad seeing his own serve frequently broken by his Spanish opponent.

But the Scot clung on for over two hours and 45 minutes, staving off a match point late in the third set, to claim a 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7/ 1) win, climbing above Roger Federer in the rankings and lifting the trophy for the second time in his career.

There were a total of 15 breaks of serve in a match that was both ragged and fascinating.

But despite the satisfying result and the rankings boost it brings, Murray (pictured) admitted he would need to do better with his serve if he was to continue winning.

"I served poorly. If I'd served better I could have made it easier and that's something I need to do better in the clay court season," he said. …

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