Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Andy Murray became the first back-to-back Rogers Cup champion beating Roger Federer

The highest ranked British player, Andy Murray, has defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5 in the final match of the Toronto Masters. With a victory in the final match, Andy Murray became the first back-to-back champion at the Rogers Cup since Andre Agassi 15 years ago. He also wrote his name as fifth player who has gained the experience of defeating both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament.

No doubt, it was a closely contested game. Despite playing well, Roger Federer could not avoid straight defeat. However, he could improve his rank one spot up to No. 2 in the men’s tennis ranking after made his position in the final of the Toronto Masters. He was ranked 3rd before the start of this tournament. However, it was his lowest ranking since November 2003.

Twenty-three-year-old Andy Murray is yet to win any Grand Slam titles. However, he was close to win two Grand Slam titles reaching the finals of 2008 US Open and the 2010 Australian Open, finishing runner-up to Roger Federer both times.

On the other hand, twenty-nine-year-old Roger Federer is looking to expand his Grand Slam titles to 20. However, he is much older now.

Fans are waiting to see how long he can continue his sporting career.

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