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The 2010 Shanghai Open men’s singles champion is World No.4 Andy Murray. The Men’s Singles Final was the third time Roger Federer played Murray this year, making it a rematch of the 2010 Australian Open Final and the 2010 Canadian Open Final. Federer and Murray met for the 13th time with Murray improving his advantage over Federer to 8-5 and winning the past 2 matches both in Masters 1000 finals.
The 23 year old Murray of Scotland came up with the goods when it counted most on the Stadium Court at the Qi Zhong Stadium in Shanghai. The 1.9m Murray converted 4 of his 8 break point opportunities, whereas the 29 year old Federer could not convert any of his 6 break point opportunities against the Murray serve.
Murray won his 6th Masters 1000 singles title and maintained his record of winning 2 Masters titles a year for the past 3 years by winning 6-3 6-2 in 1 hour and 25 minutes. Murray is pictured above using his HEAD YouTek Radical MP tennis racquet just after he has made contact with the ball with his double handed backhand drive. To get the best deal in Hong Kong on tennis racquets and tennis gear click here.
Murray has won 8 of the 11 matches against Federer when they’ve played using a best-of 3-sets format, whereas he lost both matches against the former World No.1 when they played using the best-of 5-sets format. Murray has been a runner-up twice in Grand Slam singles finals, at the 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open, both times to Federer.
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