Murray beats Ferrer to retain Shanghai Masters title

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 16:30

Shanghai: Defending champion Andy Murray defeated David Ferrer 7-5, 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, ensuring he`ll vault past Roger Federer to No. 3 in the ATP rankings.

The Scot, currently ranked fourth, had made finishing the season at No. 3 one of his main goals of the year. It will be the first time Federer has fallen out of the top three since June 2003 - just before he won his first Wimbledon title.

Murray has been unbeatable during the autumn Asian swing of the ATP tour, capturing consecutive titles in Bangkok, Tokyo - where he beat Rafael Nadal in the final - and Shanghai.

He has also won 25 of his 26 matches since mid-August, the only loss coming to Nadal in the semifinals of the US Open.

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First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 16:30

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