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SONY OPEN TENNIS
Miami, FL, USA
March 19-31, 2013
$5,185,625/Premier
Hard/Outdoors

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 31 MARCH, 2013

Singles - Final
[2] A Murray (GBR) d [3] D Ferrer (ESP) 26 64 76(1) - Saved 1 M.P.

FINAL REVIEW – MURRAY SAVES A MATCH POINT TO EDGE FERRER
• Andy Murray became the first ATP World Tour player in Sony Open Tennis history to win the Miami final from match point down.
• David Ferrer held match point at 6-5 in the third set, but stopped play to challenge a Murray forehand, which was confirmed in by HawkEye.
• Murray claimed his ninth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown and first since 2011 Shanghai. He also defeated Ferrer in that final.
• Murray will move to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings on Monday, overtaking Roger Federer.
• Ferrer fell to 20-17 in ATP World Tour finals and was seeking his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown (Paris 2012).

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Andy Murray: “It's taking a little while to sink in, because it's tough to think really at the end of the match. It was so tough physically and mentally, that you were just trying to play each point. I think it was an exciting match. I don't think either of us played our best tennis. There was a lot of breaks and ups and downs, quite a lot of mistakes from both of us. But what I did do was fight hard and showed good mental strength to get through that match, because it easily could have slipped away from me.”

On jumping to World No. 2: “For me, it doesn't change a huge amount, but the fact that I'm moving up the [Emirates ATP] rankings is a good sign. I have been winning a lot of matches. My consistency has been better over the last few months. The rankings obviously reflect that. So I will try and keep working hard during the clay and hopefully, I can go higher.”

David Ferrer: “I know it was a very good chance for me to win Miami. It's very difficult to win. There will be another situation like today, but my life doesn’t change for one match. I need to work hard and to be focused for the next tournaments.”

On incorrectly challenging a call on match point: “It was a very close match. I had my chance on the match point. The ball, it was really close. I saw it out… I [made] my decision in that moment. It's a bad moment now. I don't want to think anymore about that. I want to forget as [fast] as possible.”



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