Murray moves to world number 2


Andy Murray is the number two tennis player in the world after defeating David Ferrer in the Miami Masters.

The Scot took the title in a tight affair, winning 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-1) in punishing conditions.

The match started poorly for Murray as he struggled to achieve any sort of rhythm and his Spanish opponent soon established a 5-0 lead in the first set, eventually taking the set 6-2.

Murray took the second 6-4 to level the match. 

The third and decisive set opened with six successive breaks of serve before Ferrer finally held to lead 4-3.  Leading 5-4 with a match point on the Murray serve, the Spaniard challenged a Murray forehand which if successful would have won him the match.

However the replay showed the ball to have just landed in, Murray survived and when both men held their respective serves the match entered a tie break.

The Scot took command with two early mini-breaks, and with his opponent suffering cramp on the last two points, Murray took the tie-break 7-1 and with it the title.

The win moves Murray up the world rankings and he now occupies the world number 2 spot, behind Novak Djokovic.