Rogers Cup 2015: Andy Murray reflects on Montreal triumph
Rogers Cup champion Andy Murray reflects on his 6-4 4-6 6-3 victory over world No1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday
Andy Murray was pleased with his ability to stay calm in important moments after the British number one edged to a three-set victory over Novak Djokovic in Rogers Cup final in Montreal.
The 28-year-old Scot beat the world number one for an 11th time in his career on Sunday evening thanks to a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 which secured his third Rogers Cup crown (2009, 2010 and 2015).
I would say the margins were so fine… I felt like I played as aggressively as I could
Murray has won 11 successive ATP World Tour 1,000 matches and booked his place in the ATP World Tour finals after he climbed up to number two in the world ranking.
And the Wimbledon semi-finalist was pleased with his performance against Djokovic.
“To win this one was nice, especially the way the match went as well. It would have been easy for me to let that one slip away. But I fought well and stayed calm in the important moments of the third set,” Murray said.
“I think I did come up and play aggressively when I needed to. Especially in the third set when I was breakpoints down, I finished a couple of points at the net, got some free points on my first serve, as well. I would say the margins were so fine… I felt like I played as aggressively as I could today. That helped.”
Djokovic conceded that Murray deserved his three-set win after Djokovic saw his 30-match winning run in ATP 1,000 matches come to an end.
“Andy is deservedly a winner today on the court. I thought what made the difference was his serve and my serve. I didn’t serve well the first set and a half,” Djokovic said.
“But not taking anything away from him, from his victory. He deserved it. He stepped in, played some great shots. Most of all the moments when he needed to, he served very, very well.”
Murray is priced at 4/1 to win US Open after his Rogers Cup win.