12BET (Sports News) Andy Murray proves that he deserved to have the number one spot on the ranking of men tennis players in the world. The Scottish gets to claim his 20th undefeated win in a row after thrashing Maric Cilic at the opening of ATP World Tour Finals in London. The 29-year old player gets to win both of the sets with a 6-3 and 6-2 score.
He has a reputation to protect as Serbian Novak Djokovic tries to pull him down in or order to snatch the top spot. Winning this rally had helped him to gain the trust of over 17,000 spectators who watched the game live.
Both players might have struggled for rhythm during the first set but Murray confidence boost up after he won it, and gets to improved dramatically during the second leaving him with a triumphant win at the end.
The crowd had also helped the players to perform well – he even stated his gratitude at the end of the match.
In an interview, the Wimbledon champion said the difference on how he played the game in the second:
“When you start winning matches, you gain confidence. In the important moments, on the break points, I was a little bit more solid than Marin; he had some chances as well. When I had my opportunities, I took them. That’s what winning matches does for you.”
Experts have also left their commentary:
Peter Fleming, “It was a slow start from both players. How Cilic must rue not capitalising on the break points he had in game No 1. He never quite turned it around. Murray, on the other hand, once he got a set under his belt, seemed to relax and, by the end of the match, was playing as well as he has throughout the last six months.”
Greg Rusedski, “Murray showed why he is the world No 1. It’s all about the big points and big moments. Perfect start. It couldn’t get any better. He was nervous coming into the match, got off a little bit shaky, was down a few break points, saved them, found a way to close out that first set. Then he went into cruise control and started playing as well as he can.”
The shaky start was replace by relax second set for Murray. His next match will be against Kei Nishikori who beat Stan Wawrinka earlier on Monday.
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