Murray targets more success

Andy MurrayAndy Murray (11/2 Australian Open Outright) has targeted more success before the end of 2014 after taking victory in the final of the Shenzhen Open on Sunday.

Having undergone back surgery 12 months ago, the Scot has struggled to regain his form, failing to make it past the quarter-finals in three of the four Grand Slams, a run that saw him plummet down the world rankings.

This week in China has seen him regain some momentum though, although he was made to work on Sunday against Spain’s Tommy Robredo, losing the opener at the Shenzhen Longgang Tennis Centre.

However, he bounced back in the second, saving five match points before storming through the decider to claim a 5-7 7-6 6-1 victory and win his first tournament since his triumph at Wimbledon in 2013.

The win moves him to tenth in the Race to London for the season-ending ATP Tour Finals, 105 points behind Tomas Berdych who his eighth in the standings.

With six weeks to go until the event at the O2 Arena, there is still time for the Scot to qualify and Murray (7/2 Wimbledon Outright) has targeted more success over the next few months in a bid to build his momentum going into next year.

“It’s been a long time since I won a tournament,” said Murray. “The way that the match was won doesn’t happen very often. It’s rare to win a match like that. I was very close to losing.

“It was an emotional week for me. I managed to fight my way through it, win the title, and hopefully I can win another one before the end of the year.”

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