Murray beats Federer

Andy Murray At the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Andy Murray was successful in defeating Roger Federer in a 7-5, 7-5 match successfully defending his title on Sunday.

The tournament served as a nice warm-up for the upcoming U.S. Open, and Murray wasted no time in proving that he can defeat those who are sitting at the top ranks of the world. Murray, a 23-year old Scot, was able to overcome several delays due to rain and was able to retain his status as champion. He is the first one to do this since Andre Agassi’s stint in 1995.

During the match Murray proved himself worth by first defeating top seeded Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, and then Roger Federer, who previously held the No. 1 spot, in the final round.
“This is the first time I’ve beat Roger and Rafa in the same tournament, which is probably the most pleasing thing… And I didn’t drop a set against either of them, so its good for the confidence for the next few weeks,” said the Scot.

Federer and Murray last met each other during the Australian Open final round, and subsequently lost to Federer who went on to gain his 16th Grand Slam title.

According to Federer, “I thought he played well… He wasn’t giving me much, and he clutch served at the very end when he had to. He deserved the victory.”

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