Sunday, October 2, 2011

Murray wins Thailand Open title after destroying Young

Murray wins Thailand Open title after destroying Young

Andy Murray crushed Donald Young 6-2, 6-0 to win the 2011 Thailand Open title.

Murray was in complete control throughout the match, exploiting the lack of experience and unforced errors from Young.

The world number 4 broke twice to lead of 4-0 in the first set. Young finally got on the board to make it 5-1 but lost the first set when Murray hit an overhead smash winner.

The second set featured more one-way traffic with Murray extending his advantage while his American opponent’s game was marred by unforced errors, winning only three from 27 points in the set.

“I just played really well,” Murray said. “Towards the end of the first set, he started playing well. But after that I hardly made any mistakes. I felt like I was moving well. It was difficult for him to hit any clean winners. He had to work hard for a lot of points.”

"In terms of the way I’m playing it’s very good to get off to a start like that on this stretch and hopefully I can continue that through Shanghai," said the Scot. "It’s a very good start. Roger [Federer] always plays very well on the European indoor courts, so I’m sure I’m going to have to win a lot more matches if I want to finish No. 3. That’s the goal and I’ll keep working hard to give myself a shot at doing that."

Despite the one-sided scoreline, Young was pleased to have reached the final.

"He played well. I couldn’t do much and it showed in the score," admitted Young. "It was great play from him. It was my first final on the ATP World Tour; I’ve had a semi and the fourth round of a slam, but there’s nothing like your first final. It’s great. I beat some high calibre players and I played well.

"It was definitely great to win four matches and I’m into the Top 50 which is great for me; it was one of my goals at the start of the year. I just hope I can build on that and have more tournaments like this."

Source Yahoo/ATP