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Andy Murray Wins in a Magnificent Final against Lleyton Hewitt - Feb-06
Andy Murray wins his first ATP tournament in San Jose after a magnificent 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) win over Lleyton Hewitt. This win pushes Andrew Murray up to forty seventh place in the world after this tournament win.
Andy Murray started the match tentatively and consequently had his serve broken three times in the opening set of the match. After Hewitt took the first set convincingly two-six Murray seemed to lose all his previous nerves and began to go for his shots and making better shot selections.
This improvement led him to an impressive six-one come back in the second set. The third set Murray continued in impressive form forcing Hewitt in retreat. Hewitt managed to save two match points with aces at four-five and five-six in the third and final set to force a tie-break. Andy Murray may have lost out in the tie breaker after being ahead throughout the third set but won convincingly seven-three.
Andy Murray commented on the match,
"I felt like I was getting my chances with the points in the first set, but then I was making a few too many mistakes and errors,"
“It was important for me to break in the first game of the second set. I didn't want to play catch-up with a guy as good as Lleyton. When I got that break, it gave me a little confidence.”
"I like to change the pace of the ball, play the slice, play some soft, some hard and I usually return well. If you keep that up for the match, you should get quite a few chances to break."
“He obviously didn’t serve as well as he can, I don’t know if that was because I was returning very well or if he just wasn’t feeling as confident as he normally was.”