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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Andy Murray Defeated Roger Federer in Abu Dhabi Exhibition

(This entry was originally published on Saturday, January 3rd, 2009)

British tennis star Andy Murray started the New Year with an excellent three-set victory over world. No. 2 Roger Federer in the semi final of an exhibition tournament, Capitala World Tennis Championship at Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates. Andy Murray defeated US. Open champion Federer 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6). Both players broke each other once in the first set, but Roger Federer took it 4-6. In the second set, Murray dominated over Federer and broke him early to clinch the second set 6-2 pretty easily. The third set was a close one which Murray won in a tie-breaker.

Federer defeated Murray in the final of U.S. Open 2008, but lost to the aspiring British tennis star at the Madrid Masters tournament in October. A month later, Federer lost to Murray once again at the Shanghai Masters Cup. Now, Andy Murray would face world no. 1 Rafael Nadal in the tournament final as the Spaniard defeated Nikolay Davydenko in the other final of the tournament.

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