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Murray wins Shanghai Masters title

2010-10-17 23:49:08 GMT2010-10-18 07:49:08 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Andy Murray of Britain holds his trophy aloft after winning the final against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the 2010 Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Oct. 17, 2010. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

Andy Murray (R) of Britain and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose with their trophies during the awards ceremony for the men's single at the 2010 Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China, Oct. 17, 2010. Murray won the final 2-0. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)

SHANGHAI, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Andy Murray of Britain won two straight sets to beat Swiss legend Roger Federer on Sunday, claiming the title of 2010 Shanghai Masters.

It was Murray's second title in this season, after getting his first one at Toronto Masters, and also his second straight win over Federer in Shanghai. In 2008, Murray edged Federer 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-5 to claim the Shanghai Masters Cup.

By clinching the victory, Murray refreshed his record against Federer to 8-5.

Both players passed the first rounds with straight-set victories. Federer, who surpassed Novak Djokovic the day before to become the world number two, found himself broken in his very first serve game. The top British tennis player established a 2-0 lead after holding his own serve.H Neither player was able to break until the ninth game, in which Murray accomplished a powerful rally to finish the first set with his second break.

Federer lost his rhythm in the second set, missing his serve again in the third game to allow a 3-1 to Murray. The 23-year-old Scot appeared more patient than his 6-year-older opponent, playing better in long rallies to take full control of the rest part of the second set.

Murray made the fourth break to end the match 6-2, getting his 41st victory in this season.

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