Andy Murray a castigat titlul cu numarul 22 din cariera, invingandu-l pe Alex Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-3.Acesta este primul titlul al scotianului de cand este antrenat de fostul mare jucator, Ivan Lendl.Murray si-a anuntat colaborarea cu Lendl chiar in noaptea dintre ani.
Murray, favoritul #1 la acest turneu, a facut 2 break-uri in primul set care a durat 26 de minute.Scotianul a castigat 9 game-uri la rand de la 2-1 in primul set pana la 4-0 in cel de-al doilea.Finala a durat doar 67 de minute.
Murray are un record de 3-0 in fata jucatorului din Ucraina, si un record de 22-9 in finalele ATP.
Declaratiile jucatorilor :
Alex Dolgopolov Jr : „I couldn’t move much on my right leg,” admitted Dolgopolov. „It was tough to go right and push from it. I just tried to do my best and still stay on the court because the stadium was full and you don’t want to pull out of something like that.”
Andy Murray : „I served pretty well again,” said Murray. „It got close in the second set and I stayed focused. He was just going for his shots [and] hit quite a few winners but I didn’t let it get to me. It’s good because I could easily have lost second round against [Gilles] Muller but I managed to fight my way through and played three very good matches. I felt like I was moving well right at the end of the week.”