Murray scoops another title
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:07
The 21-year-old Briton eased to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev in less than 57 minutes.
It gave him his fifth title of the year, having also reached the US Open final and secured his place in the end-of-year Masters Cup.
Just a week after emerging victorious from the Madrid Masters, world number four Murray had few problems in the first set of the final against a player who is ranked 150th in the world.
Golubev held serve in the first game of the second set – but that was as good as it got as the Scot reeled off four games in a row.
Murray had insisted he faced a tough test speaking on Saturday – but it did not turn out that way as he eased to match point in the seventh game.
Although the Kazakh saved it and had the chance to reduce the arrears to 2-5 – he doubled faulted – and Murray took the next match point on offer to wrap up the title.